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Achilleion Museum

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Address: Gastouri 491 00, Greece
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+30 2661 056245
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Main Corfu Attraction !

The summer Residence of the Austrian Emperatrice Elisabeth was built in 1890 on the Hill of the Corfiot Village Gastouri ,was visited frequently by her , then bought by the grman... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The summer Residence of the Austrian Emperatrice Elisabeth was built in 1890 on the Hill of the Corfiot Village Gastouri ,was visited frequently by her , then bought by the grman Emperor William the second and finaly transformed into a Museum.The collection with souvenirs of that time and the beautiful gardens with an amazing panorama of the island of Corfu... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Set on a beautiful area of Corfu island named Gastouri, the museum has amazing views of the island, gardens and great exhibits.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of the most fascinating things to see on Korfu. Great art and architecture. Also nice gardens. You can rent audio guide and I really recommend that because of the huge amount of interesting information it can provide. It is one of the places where there is not much to talk about you just have to see it to feel... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This palace was built in 1890 for Elizabeth the Empress of Austria, known as Princess Sissy, and is located approximately 6 miles from Corfu. The palace was named after the Greek god Achilles. You will be impressed by the number of statues and sculptures of Greek gods and goddesses that surround the grounds. The palace was named after Achilles: Achilleion.... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 12, 2017

Fairly pricey to enter and we were a little disappointed as there weren't that many rooms to look at or a great deal in them. There are some fabulous paintings and murals and architecture. It does reside in a lovely area with stunning views from some parts of the garden - in other parts the view was obscured by pine... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2016

We really liked our tour. I could not find this to review because Trip Advisor has it listed by a different name than the museum. We were there in November so the gardens were not as beautiful as I am sure they are in the summer, but it was great for us being from Alaska. The inside of the home... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2016

We didn't like it really was way to bussy for use and to expensive. The lady at the ticket sell tried to charge us double. We definitely wouldn't go there again

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 19, 2016

This was part of a taxi tour we booked, so when we arrived at the site, the tour buses had not arrived yet. A good look at how the rich lived in their summer homes in the 19th century. The house has been used for a number of different types of activities since them and most of the house is... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 16, 2016

The Achilleon Palace is worth a visit although try and time it to avoid the tour buses. You can get there for a tenth of the price on the local bus service from the centre of Corfu Town. It's a fascinating place to while away a few hours.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 13, 2016 via mobile

Achilleion palace is on of the most beautiful places to visit in Corfu. Is the palace of Austria-Hungarian queen Sisi. Achilleion's location provides a panoramic view of Corfu city to the north, and across the whole southern part of the island. If you ever visit Corfu island don't miss to go there. Is worth it 100% of your time. Great... More 

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