Achilleion Museum, Gastouri

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Commissioned by Austrian Empress Elisabeth of Bavaria as a summer holiday home, Achilleion Museum was also home to Kaiser Wilhelm II. After her son died, Elisabeth decided to design a palace in Corfu, a favorite holiday destination. In 1890, the palace was built with a focus on the mythical hero, Achilles. Enter through the manicured gardens, which are dotted with statues representing Zeus and Hera. Inside the palace, you're greeted by a portrait of the tormented empress. You can explore her room, which is filled with its original artwork. The kaiser, who bought the home after the empress’s death, is represented in a room featuring his personal items, including his portrait and other paintings. Plan to visit Achilleion Museum during your Gastouri vacation using our convenient Gastouri trip builder.
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  • August 17, 2017
    Lovely day. The villa is lovely and explanations of audioguides are very interesting. to do.
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  • August 17, 2017
    to visit!! beautiful Greek style with statues, indoor decorations, beautiful garden! to see!!
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  • August 17, 2017
    This is worth a visit. Ask the audio guide that will allow you to better appreciate the personality of Sissi and her interest including in the Hellenistic culture. Come early because then buses pour their tourists by the hundreds and the visit becomes more complicated.
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  • June 24, 2017
    It's essential to take an audio guide with as you walk around the palace and grounds to get a full idea of the history of the place and it's two famous occupants, Empress Sisi and Kaiser Wilhelm. Certainly not the grandest palace, but one with an interesting take to tell. It's just nice to walk around and enjoy the sights, inside and outside.
  • May 5, 2017
    A very beautiful old palace with a wonderful garden and a nice view on the sea. Been there in May and there weren't many tourists. It's probably much more crowded during summer.
  • June 19, 2017
    Definitely a place to visit. Interesting history, interesting architecture. Superb panorama views
  • June 10, 2017
    The dearest of Kerkyra museums and the most boring. Definitely over rated. Don't expect too much. Few good artworks and good view from the garden balcony.
  • July 9, 2017
    The Statue of Achilles and the views are very impressive. The house and contents are beautiful.

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