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Sissi's Palace (Achilleon)

Address: Gastouri 49100, Greece
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Ranked #1 of 1 Attractions in Gastouri
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

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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Arad, Romania
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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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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
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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Corfu
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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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Boston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014 via mobile

When someone asks me, what I remember most from my holidays, it's this palace. It worth every penny. It is amazing building with beautiful gardens, wonderful statues, breathtaking view,... You can feel the history around you and if you listen electronic guide with information about palace, you can even feel presence of Sissi. I was so fascinated by this palace,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

On our last day,with nothing much to do as we'd returned our hire car we decided to walk from our apartment in benities to Achillion Palace. Quite a walk ,all uphill for about an hour ,but well worth the time and effort. It cost 7 euros entry fee then 3euros for taped guide ( a must have).the palace is beautiful... More 

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Malta
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

A lot to see when visiting this palace. Worth every penny. Must visit when visiting Corfu. Beautiful Gardens with wonderful statues. Breathtaking art inside.

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Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

lovely Palace on beautiful property with breathtaking views...a must see attraction when visiting Corfu...

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