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Sissi's Palace (Achilleon)

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Address: Gastouri 49100, Greece

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A delightful piece of History

Have been to the Palace three times. Spend time exploring the gardens and then the interior. Fantastic views of the Island and Corfu Town. Extremely good value for money. I... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 27, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

Have been to the Palace three times. Spend time exploring the gardens and then the interior. Fantastic views of the Island and Corfu Town. Extremely good value for money. I suggest visiting in the morning to avoid the crowds and the heat.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

definitely worth a visit. Sissi combined with greek culture. stunning views, great half a day out. worth the 7 odd euros.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

historical place,great spot,great building.i enjoyed it.I went for second time with my brother.Stunning garden!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Beautiful place, definitely worth a visit. Admire the palace as well as the outdoor space, the gardens and the view. You can get there from the city by bus, so ask your hotel or the bus station for information.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

If you like history you will love sissies palace the views from the outside are fantastic inside has a fabulous painting on ceiling as you work if you don't like history don't bother going enjoyed it very much

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Ramat Gan, Israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Corfu is a relatively small island and so is this mansion, which was the summer residence of the queen of Austro-Hungary: Sissi. The relatively short distance from Corfu town makes it an ideal getaway en route Pelekas, for example. Other than that this place is real gem-what's most interesting about it is its history and some of the artifacts on... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Even the palace was built by the Austrian Empress Elisabeth (nickname Sissi) don’t expect to find the Schönbrunn palace here. It was designed as a summer residence – small, quiet and breathing of good taste. The location is great and the place is full with history, interesting stories and pieces of fine art. The garden could be better taking care... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

Corfu was a wonderful place to visit - and this palace tells the story of Empress Elisabeth of Austria. The story is one of sadness as you learn about Elisabeth's life - and her ultimately traffic demise. The palace and the grounds are stunning. There are two statues of Achilles here - a magnificent standing statue, and one of Elisabeth's... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

This Palace was built by Empress Elisabeth of Austria. The location is superb with wonderful views and beautiful gardens. I especially like the courtyard with charming statues and fountain. The Palace itself has a small museum relating to Empress Elisabeth also Kaiser Wilhelm of Germany who bought the Palace after the death of Elisabeth. There is also a cafe/restaurant nearby... More 

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Coimbra, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Although it begun as a summer palace for the emperess Sissi of Austria, after her son died and she got apart from her husband, the emperor Franz Josef, this palace became the permanente home for Sissi. It is named after Achilles, Greek hero of the Trojan War and the central character and greatest warrior of Homer's Iliad, wich was a... More 

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