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Sissi's Palace (Achilleon)

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Address: 27 K. Giamboudaki St, Gastouri 491 00, Greece
Phone Number: +30-26610-56245
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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I appreciate that even though this was an Austrian built palace it honored the Greek traditions of the Greek pantheon, the muses and Homer. Beautiful and well preserved but not... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Jill C
Bountiful, Utah
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Bountiful, Utah
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I appreciate that even though this was an Austrian built palace it honored the Greek traditions of the Greek pantheon, the muses and Homer. Beautiful and well preserved but not over the top, it allowed for great views of the island. Plus I am I fan of Sissy!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Absolute Gem. Don't miss it. Accessible by public bus for those not renting a car. If you are planning your visit without tour guide make sure you read about Sissi's life before your visit, sadly there is not that much info once you get there. Spare enough time to have a cup of coffee in near by cafe and enjoy... More 

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Hillegom, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

From the park terrace you will have a spectacular view over Corfu town, Pantokratoras and the mainland. A big statue of the dying Achilleon was placed in the park by Empress Elisabeth. Furthermore statues of nine muses, twelve philosophers, orators and poets and even William Shakespeare can be found there.

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Velingrad, Bulgaria
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Villa is more suitable name for it but nevertheless we were impressed by the white building surrounded by tall trees and marble statues.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful house and gardens. Well worth a visit. We went on a coach trip to this house. The stairwell was absolutely amazing as were the gardens with fantastic views.

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Nuneaton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We hadn't planned to visit this particular place on holiday, but we booked an Island Tour with the Hotel and it was part of the trip. What a lovely retreat, really enjoyed it and was very pleasantly surprised. We were also really lucky, on the day we went one of our friends lost his wallet, and it was handed in.... More 

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West Midlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Called in on a rainy day and was quite surprised. Interesting place to visit, fabulous views from the gardens and an interesting history was not disappointed. lovley little cafe oposite the exit who serve a fabulous Apple and Yoghurt Cake

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

really nice to see a place worth the vist, and the grounds are nice to. lots to see and take in. we went back to ower hotel and told people about it,

Thank den310
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Personally I wanted to see it since I had seen the movie!!! I didn't expect to it would be so impressive!!!!! I was really touched by the statue of Achilles (her version of Achilles not the later put there. The view from there is also breathtaking!!!!!!! The best view in all of Korfu!!!!!! I can understand why she chose that... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Built as a summer house and retreat by Empress Elisabeth of Bavaria, this has beautiful views. It was 8 euros admission which included an audio guide, although mine stopped shortly after we started the tour. However, that was ok as I found the audio had way more information than I could absorb. Although the house was interesting, there weren't many... More 

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