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Sissi's Palace (Achilleon)

Gastouri 49100, Greece
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Ranked #1 of 1 Attractions in Gastouri
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites
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Chester, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

Parking awkward - on road side. There was more to this building than we imagined. The art work and special exhibition was worth paying 7 euros for.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

worth a visit to see a snapshot of history and the opulence that was part of royalty during the Victorian era ..... there is a shortcut through the woods if you are staying at the Kaiser Bridge ..... entry fee was 7 euro per adult ...... if a snack is required afterwards head on a bit towards Achilleon - good... More

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

This was a nice palace, but a little confusing. Some of the rooms really didn't have anything in them. In others, it was a little unclear how the pieces in the rooms related to the Palace or its inhabitants. It didn't help that they were out of brochures in English, so we tried to translate the Spanish and did our... More

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Tirana, Albania
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

really enjoyed the visit to achilleon. choose a nice afternoon for this visit and enjoy the view from the palace balcony.

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Lier
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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Not that much to see. Most of the paintings and other objects did not have small plates with explanations, so visitors are practically obliged to take (and pay) for the audio set...

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Sofia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Sissi's life was fascinating and this palace was a place of seclusion which she used in order to escape from her troubles. The building and the surrounding gardens are just beautiful! The art is super cool and the audioguides provide thorough explanations. I love the views of the sea from the terraces. A total must-see!

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Marbella, Spain
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

I wasnt really interested in the history of the palace, i only wanted to see where a couple of James Bond scenes were filmed (hahaha)... And yes, it lived up to my expectations. Beautiful views, easy drive up there, lots of tourists but that goes with the territory. it is wor the visit... Also cheap entry

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Vienna, Austria
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Beautiful and interesting, especially if you're a fan of Empress Sissi of the Habsburg empire. Nice if you have extra time, otherwise I would skip this. Entrance fee is €7 and the audio guide is €3.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Part of a guided tour, this is an interesting place to visit. Beautiful gardens and statues depicting the Greek Muses. A chance to check out inside and outside of the palace.

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Pernik, Bulgaria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Best place for Austrian culture. Big building with unique rooms, nice objects, paintings and sclupts

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