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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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  • Achilleion palace is on of the most beautiful places to visit in Corfu. Is the palace of Austria-Hungarian queen Sisi. Achilleion's location provides a panoramic view of Corfu city to the north, and a...  more »
  • Beautiful castle, which you should calmly watch. You can get a device in which you can enter a number to each "station" and then gets told information. However "speaks" the device sometimes very long - will you listen to exactly everything, does that definitely not in an hour, after which you should return the thing. Still, it was worth and was very interesting to delve into the story of Sissi.
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  • If you're expecting a palace to the use of the time, it is not what you'll find, but some sculptures, gardens and furnishings exude elegance on all four sides. The two Achilles impressive, each in his style.
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