We went on a 12 day cruise through the Mediterranean & through very careful planning knew pretty much what to expect everywhere we went. Well, let me just say, there is something to be said for not having any preconceived notions. We booked a "Best of Corfu" tour through Princess Cruise lines months earlier & honestly kind of forgot about it, with all of our anticipation focused more on all of those bucket list places we'd always dreamed of going. From the moment our cruise ship came in view of Corfu, my husband & I fell in love with it & the Achilleon Palace is a big part of the reason why! It's magnificent! Built for the much beloved Princess "Sissi" of Austria who so loved the Greek isle's, especially Corfu, that she built her home there.The formal gardens have a dream like quality to them. I truly would have been happy to just stay right there all day! But we went inside the palace & wow, it's jaw dropping. There are a lot of Sissi's personal items to look at & a lot of history to learn - some of which is quite tragic. The Princess created a beautiful palace that still stands today, forever in her honor. This is a MUST if you are ever in Corfu!
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