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Sissi's Palace (Achilleon)

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Address: 27 K. Giamboudaki St, Gastouri 49100, Greece
Phone Number: +30-26610-56245
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This is a lovely villa that was owned by the empress of Austria. When she died her uncle bought the property being Wilhelm king of Prussia. Some beautiful statues, and the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were keen to visit Achilleon after our trip to Vienna and seeing an exhibition on Sissi in Corfu. Unfortunately Achilleon is only a pale shadow of it's original form and not particularly well restored. Still, it is a nice place to visit on a sunny day, pleasant views from the garden. We caught the public bus which is an... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a lovely villa that was owned by the empress of Austria. When she died her uncle bought the property being Wilhelm king of Prussia. Some beautiful statues, and the staircase is amazing - just look at the ornate ceilings - beautiful. The garden has a lovely view over the sea with great statue of Alexander the Great. Well... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful Palace built in Pompeian style and the name 'Achilleion was given by the Empress herself,because of her great admiration for a hero of Greek mythology Achilles,whom she considered to combine Greek devine beauty and valour,but also tragic fate.I love the News statue of Achilles standing triumphant in the gardens,made out bronze,of larger -than-life size. One can feel the magnificence... More 

Thank skemer09
Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The position that Sissi has chosen is still a great place to visit!This is the ``must``while in Corfu!!The gardens and the views as well as the Palace itself form the ideal day out for the family!!

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Lille, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

interesting to replace Corfou in European History, there are nice pictures, there is nice architecture, beautiful landscape. nice to visit the gardens. entrance feen is expensive. many groups. go early in morning. I have enjoyed the terrace with statues of Muses

Thank tangotango22
Paphos, Cyprus
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It really travels you back in that aura. The minus is that you get to see only a quarter of the palace.they forbid the entrance in the majority.:(

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A wonderful stop while in Corfu and worth the visit. The grounds are very beautiful and a great vantage point of the island. Lovely statues and just can only imagine what it was like in it time. Probably a beautiful place with many parties and dances. Food and wine to be enjoyed by many. I read it was a Princess... More 

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Schiedam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I must say I'm spoiled because I also visited the Sissi palaces in Vienna, but this is a beautiful, well-preserved outhouse. It's a pity that some rooms are a bit empty, but you'll spend quite some time on admiring the exterior, the hallways and the gardens. Don't miss out on the beautiful Achilles statues out in the garden.

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Portsmouth, UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited this unusual little palace which has an interesting history and stunning views of Corfu and out to sea. reasonably priced and a real pleasure to walk round, the two statues of Achilles in the gardens are very different reflecting the personalities of the owners who enjoyed them, the only downside was a noisy group of American tourists off... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely building with some great history, unfortunately most of it isn't there! Probably as a result of the building having been used for many different things over time that most of the original items have long since disappeared. Once the wee guided tour is over there isn't much left to see.

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