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Sissi's Palace (Achilleon), Gastouri
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Commissioned by Austrian Empress Elisabeth of Bavaria as a summer holiday home, Sissi's Palace (Achilleon) 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 Sissi's Palace (Achilleon) during your Gastouri vacation using our convenient Gastouri trip builder.
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  • Beautiful home! What beautiful palace of sisi! A palace tracing the history of the one above and Achilles. The Garden House are to see during your stay on Corfu. Â do not miss.
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  • Very nice set of Princess Sissy! Beautiful, there is something to see, big ... All done very tastefully, thinly ...
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  • Given that Corfu is relatively big island worth rent a car and get to know him better. Castle Sisi is unique destiny and history of his mistress-founder, Austrian Princess. Life of the Castle, its transformation and exhibits changed with the arrival of new owners. Wonderful panoramic views. Garden, stairs ... Because at the end of October, tourists not so much without queuing calmly took the audioguide (Keystone passport or driving licence). Configure on the Russian language. The cost is 8 €
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