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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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Bucharest, Romania
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

It is a small problem with the sign from the main street - how to get to the Palace if you are travel by your on.

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Lisboa
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

It was a terrible experience trying to visit the palace.We went by car.After a 1 hour in a queue in a tine road when we arrived it was a big big confusion.Lots of tourist buses in both ways mixture with thousands of cars looking for a place to park.Impossible.So we decided to leave imediatly and go to the beach.A very... More

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Wijchen, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

This is a nicely preserved palace with beautiful interiors, as well as a an absolutely stunning garden. You should really go see this if you're going to be on Corfu.

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Perth WA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

This is described as a Palace (and it is) but was built by the Hapsburg Empress Elizabeth (Sisi) as a villa. Incredible location. If you've been to the Schonbrunn and Hopsburg Palaces in Vienna and heard the sad story of Sisi who was assassinated, this place makes more sense. Either way it's a must on Corfu.

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Schoten, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Go here at lunchtime as it is quieter and there is plenty of shade in the gardens, which are almost as stunning as the palace itself.....There is just so much to see and boy - was Sissi a beauty - my namesake! The views from everywhere are just spectacular and the statues are really impressive - poor old Achilles...... You... More

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Central Greece, Greece
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36 reviews 36 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

This palace can't get any more beautiful, luxurious, richer (at decoration) and gracious! Enormous gardens with flowers, trees, bushes, statues! Big yards with marble everywhere. Big rooms that are so differently decorated one from another but so well combined! And the view from the porch where Leonidas statue is, at the back of the palace, is magnificent! You must find... More

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Nuneaton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Visited this palace on off chance was quiet when visited and found it a beautiful tranquil place with magnificent views over Corfu town the staircase was a sight to see really ornate the gardens were nice to walk through too well worth a visit

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Manchester
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

House has its merits but best bit for me was outside and the Achilles statue. Great views on a nice day which we were lucky to get.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

The palace has a lot to offer. My favorite was the lovely views. We had a tour which provided us with a lot of interesting information about the palace and of Sissi. The palace itself is breathtaking. The furniture, the sculptures in the gardens and the artwork inside are all a joy to see.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

If you are with a few people come in the afternoon! In the moring its crowdin with big groups, thats just too busy. Also, too bad there was not much of the original interior left. Statues were nice though. Do the audio tour, it's only 3 euros!

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