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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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A lovely palace, but not well signposted.

We had an afternoon to spare and decided to have a look at this museum. I'm glad we did but it was difficult to find! We climbed half the mountain after misreading a sign which... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
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Elstree
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

We had an afternoon to spare and decided to have a look at this museum. I'm glad we did but it was difficult to find! We climbed half the mountain after misreading a sign which lead to a guesthouse with a similar name. It was an enjoyable afternoon, gorgeous gardens and I did have a quick waltz in the ballroom... More 

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otley
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Very interesting. Try to time your visit to avoid the tour buses and crowds. Not very happy about photo being taken upon entry, then being asked for money upon exit.

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Towcester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

We had originally planned to walk to this palace as there is a bus stop at bottom of the road up to it but a quick look at the map showed it would be a steep climb so we took a taxi from our hotel. The palace is relatively small and sparsely furnished compared to an English country house but... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Meh, it was ok and had lovely gardens but to me, it wasn't worth the €8 entry fee. Also, they said and made sure we understood "absolutely no food or drink to be consumed inside the palace". Got upstairs and what w as there.....a bar! The prices were ridiculous too. The views from the garden were lovely though and you... More 

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Forfar, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

A beautiful palace with lovely gardens and fantastic views over Corfu town and the surrounding hills, this is a must-see when visiting Corfu.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

nice palace. not much to see inside. not worth the money. but if you go, there is a great place to eat street food nearby: turn right when you leave the palace, up the road, about 300 mt, near a road junction we found a grill room bar. the pitta chicken we ate there was the best food we ate... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

I wanted to visit this palace because it was owned by Sisi and because I have visited the Hofburg Palace and Schonbrunn Palace in Vienna which were both her palaces. It was an interesting visit but the rooms were a little disappointing in their content. The staircase and painting on the landing are very impressive. The gardens are quite simple... More 

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Horsham, UK
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Nice visit, views and some good statues. The history was interesting but the lack of any real 'rooms' was disappointing. The rooms were just empty with a few bits and pieces in them, some art and a few little displays relating to the audio. Wouldn't go back.

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Suffolk UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Beautiful building and gardens, the Achilleion was the winter palace of the Empress of Austria and Queen of Hungary and built between 1889-1891 After her death it was sold to Kaiser Wilhelm 2nd.in 1907 There are many beautiful statues and paintings and lots of the rooms are laid out as they would have been in the early 1900's. This building... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 via mobile

I spent a few hour here ,I took pictures with Achille ,lovely Palace ,Gardens ,sightseen over the sea.A few years ago I visited Sissi place in Wienn Austria ,and from then I had a wish to travel to Corfu to see summer Palace of Sissi .Great place to see.

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