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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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Rotterdam, Nederland
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

With two princesses in our party, my wife and my daughter, we saved this palace for the end of our holiday on the island. I pitty the horses that brought Sissi up hill. What a clrly drive it is! The palace itself is neat. I liked especially the staircase and the patio with all the statues. Of course the garden... More

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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207 attraction reviews
146 helpful votes 146 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

After her 1864 visit to MON REPOS PALACE Austrian empress SISSI decided to purchase the grounds near GASTOURI VILLAGE and have her White Palace "ACHILLEON" constructed on the vast woodland estate. Today vast numbers of cruise ship passengers and beach tourists pay the 7 euro entrance to visit the decadence for a few hours. Despite revenue this vast flow of... More

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Derby, United Kingdom
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85 reviews 85 reviews
12 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Really enjoyed this place didn't think I was going to as my Partner doesn't do history. However, the audio guide was fantastic and well worth the extra couple of euros, it drew our attention to things we wouldn't have noticed if we had just wandered around. The only downside is the parking. If you are able it is best to... More

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Perth, Australia
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213 reviews 213 reviews
150 attraction reviews
155 helpful votes 155 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

This palace is really beautiful in an ostentatious kind of way. There appears to be too much statuary which makes it look a little over the top as far as palace viewing goes. There is no doubt the palace is a grand feature on the Corfu tourist map but it seems to be both a mixture of ancient and modern... More

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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20 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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40 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
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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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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