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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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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW via mobile

We got there early morning so we beat the crowds. I would recommend the audio guide for 3 more euros well worth it. It gives you the full picture of the history of owners and Sissis story something that you wouldn't really know without the guide. The rooms have some beautiful features and the staircase and paintings are fantastic. Outside... More

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Builth Wells, Wales, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

This was worth taking the time out to see a bit of real Corfu and to hear about the history/folklore of the Corfu of the past. Go for it!

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Budapest, Hungary
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33 reviews 33 reviews
20 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

It's a nice drive up to the palace, unless you're coming with a scooter the parking could be a little difficult. The entrance fee cost 7 euro but for this you'll able to see an amazing building and some amazing views.

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Chester, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

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

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

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
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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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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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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
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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24 helpful votes 24 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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