Achilleion Museum, Gastouri

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. For travelers who use our online itinerary creator, Gastouri holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Achilleion Museum and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • Achilleion Palace was built by Empress Elizabeth of Austria, known as Sisi, as a refuge. She was unhappy during her life and after the death of 2 of her children she travelled around much. Finally...  more »
  • The magnificent Achilleion Palace was built on the top of a wooden hill, in Gastouri village, on Corfu island, by the most beloved Empress of Austria and Queen of Hungary, also known as Sissi, during....  more »
  • Very nice place. Good organization for visiting the palace. Audio guide is available in many languages. Beautiful garden with amazing view from top of the hill. A little bit crowded street in front of palace in special because of big couches who bring groups of tourists.
  • A palace in a very beautiful area. If you want to visit it in detail you have to spend a few hours. You can receive an audio guide to help you discover the history of the palace. On sunny days you can sit in the palace garden. It's worth visiting

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