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Address: 27 K. Giamboudaki St, Gastouri 491 00, Greece
Phone Number: +30 2661 056245
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Private Tour: Corfu Town and Achillion Palace Tour
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Private Tour: Achilleon Kanoni and Corfu Town

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Fantastic artwork & statues

I loved visiting here. It was so interesting & our guide was very knowledgeable. Shame the gardens have been left, they need some work. Apart from that, it is well worth a... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I loved visiting here. It was so interesting & our guide was very knowledgeable. Shame the gardens have been left, they need some work. Apart from that, it is well worth a visit, especially if you like big, beautiful paintings. They are really good here.

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Tallinn, Estonia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It is very beautiful palace with nice views. Outside there is place to buy "voice guide"- i saw those later.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I thought it a waste of time and I am sad that we did not get to spend more time in the old town. The bus trip there was through a very unattractive part of the island and the palace itself, although quite something in its day was empty and rundown. The gardens were abandoned and smelled as though there... More 

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Zichron Yaakov, Israel
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you know the story of Sisi or If you know the story of Greek Mythology Then you will enjoy. Highly recommend to take a tour guide. Because if you are not familiar with the above u will likely not enjoy. If you are coming by yourselves or with family: i suggest you read some of the Greek mythology stories... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited the Palace while on a tour from our cruise ship. It was elegant in its day, but not what I would call outstanding and we decided it was not worth spending almost 1/2 of our day in Corfu to see. We would rather have spent our time wandering around Old Town Corfu.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A little bit underwhelming at times especially the bottom two floors, which is a shame because you can tell that one point this place was glorious. You have to hunt for the good bits.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Been here a few times now. Usually make the effort to visit each time I go to Corfu. There are some fantastic views from the property over Corfu and there is plenty to see and learn about inside. For anyone that does not know it was used as a filming location for the James Bond film 'For your eyes only'... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016

The palace is just a short drive from Corfu town. Our visit was greatly enhanced by the knowledge imparted by our tour guide. The building is impressive and the grounds are beautiful, and offer great views as well. This is a great spot to visit while you are in Corfu.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016 via mobile

Spent an hour or so here , 8 Euros per adult but you can use a audio guide in with that price, but have to leave passport ect for guarantee. Interesting history but left feeling I needed to know more! Nice gardens we went on a rainy day but can imagine on a sunny spring day it would be breathtaking.

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Thessaloniki, Greece
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016

A Palace from the past; the visitor can learn so much by takign the tour and listening in a portable tape recorder, the history of this place. Suggestion: take the necessary time and go through all designated sections. DO not forget to also go outside of the palace, in the gardens; there are much to see and hear.

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