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Address: 27 K. Giamboudaki St, Gastouri 49100, Greece
Phone Number: +30-26610-56245
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Stunning Palace

A stunning property with incredible murals and statues, this has also been the backdrop for several films. The grandeur is amazing and you can imagine how it would have been in... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

A stunning property with incredible murals and statues, this has also been the backdrop for several films. The grandeur is amazing and you can imagine how it would have been in its prime. The only issue is, if you aren't with a tour, the road to get there, which is steep and winding and a long way up. We quad-biked... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

You have to see it to believe it, as this Neo Classical palace was clearly build, money no object, as an unashamed celebration of the ancient Greek empire and prominent figures from Greek mythology. It has both a mix of fantasy elegance and theatre and is a charming part day visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Absolutely beautiful building and surroundings. Very interesting, steeped in history. The highlight of the trip was to see the huge fresco of Achilles dragging Hector's body to the gates of Troy. It's called the Triumph of Achilles and well worth a visit. The statues of Achilles are beautiful and so are the statues of the muses. There is also an... More 

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BRUSSELS
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Interesting visit, nice pictures to be made. Relatively short, and ok with younger children, as they have the possibility to walk around in the garden.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 via mobile

Achilleon is a very nice museum and is located in a unique location . There are many rooms containing paintings furniture The most impressive of all is a huge statue of Achilleas located out in the south porch From Achillion you can see the whole Corfu town in your plate Just go early in the morning because many people and... More 

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Marco Island
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

What a big disappointment this place was. We went early in the morning and it was already packed with 11 coach loads of tourists packed into the place. It cost 8 Euros each and that was 8 Euros too much. No money has been spent on restoration of this place and most rooms were empty or there were just a... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Very nice building but don't expect to see something shocking. The statues and the garden was totally unkempt. First unpleasant surprise was when more than 50 people were waiting to enter and there was only one employee in the tickets, then came a second. After an hour tour and exhausted from the heat, we headed to the bar near the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Location provides a panoramic view of the Corfu city,ideal for great pics.Exceptional frescos on the walls and ceilings and sculptures inspired from greek mythology surrounding the palace, take back the visitor to another era.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

The head phones are a must to gain as much information as possible if you are visiting without a guide. The rooms with antique items are very interesting. The great painting on the top floor of Achilles victory is most impressive as well as the large bronze statue in the garden. Great views also from the garden of Corfu town.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

This is not a greek place. Interesting, but not greek. When you buy your ticket you and your partner get one hardly working guide machine, you can choose your language (EN, DE, FR, ES I don't remember more) and the volume is so low... I did not enjoy it.

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Address: 27 K. Giamboudaki St, Gastouri 49100, Greece
Phone Number: +30-26610-56245
Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Ionian Islands  >  Corfu  >  Gastouri

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