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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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We visited this national treasure in June 2014 when we were staying at the Kaiser Bridge Hotel. We climbed up a steep hill through olive groves and pretty Greek flora and fauna to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We visited this national treasure in June 2014 when we were staying at the Kaiser Bridge Hotel. We climbed up a steep hill through olive groves and pretty Greek flora and fauna to get here. We debated whether to pay what seemed quite an expensive entrance fee simply to get into the grounds but we were not disappointed when we... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Went in October with 4 children, it was fairly quiet and relaxed. Must admit for the entrance money there was not a great deal to be impressed with. It was nice but that is about it.

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The Hague, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Palace of Kaiserin Elisabeth is a visit worth. The garden with the statues and magnificent views are beautiful. Its very busy insde, busses full of tourists and the entrance is quiet expensive. If you are travelling with children and you need to choose between Aqualand and the Palace, take the first one ;-)

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Thank Rene42700
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This palace has nothing worth seeing. There are only two interesting things to see. The big painting at the top of the main stairs depicting Aquilles defeating Hector and the Aquilles statue in the gardens. The rest is not impressive at all. It needs maintenance.

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Thank Nicolas R
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

LOVELY story behind this palace....and some beautiful artifacts and monuments to authors. Beautiful gardens, paintings, sculptures and statues....Made me want to book a room

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Thank Barbara A
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I could go every day to walk in the palace garden and watch the view - it was extremely relaxing and pleasant to the eyes. The palace itself is very well preserved, beautiful inside. The garden offer shadow and peace, and a great panoramic view over Corfu. Excellent trip.

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Bucharest, Romania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Empress Elisabeth/Sissi's summer residence is a unique masterpiece of culture, civilization and good taste.

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Flint, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

Walk in the footsteps of the worlds most "famous spy" used in the casino scene. Or see a holiday home of the "Kaiser Wilheim II" we visited by tour , car parking in main road.Stunning views from gardens across island.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015

We set out for a tour to the Achilleion Palace built by the Austrian Empress Elisabeth of Bavaria, also known as Princess Sissi; sad story, her daughter died, then her son committed suicide so she had this castle built on Corfu by the shore with beautiful gardens, statues and paintings. She was known to spend hours crying in the gardens... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015

We were keen to visit Achilleon after our trip to Vienna and seeing an exhibition on Sissi in Corfu. Unfortunately Achilleon is only a pale shadow of it's original form and not particularly well restored. Still, it is a nice place to visit on a sunny day, pleasant views from the garden. We caught the public bus which is an... More 

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