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Achilleion Palace
Achilleion Palace

Achilleion Palace

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Achilleio 490 84, Greece
+30 26610 56245
http://www.achillion-corfu.gr/default_en.html
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This magnificent building is near the beautiful village of Gastouri. It was built between the years 1890 and 1892 by the Empress Elizabeth of Austria (known as Sissy) after one of her visits to Corfu. ... Read more
The large building, in neoclassical style, has three floors adorned with many statues and paintings. The vast gardens surrounding the building, with a wonderful view of a large part of the island, run down to the coast road. They are decorated with many statues, the most famous of which are the two bronze runners, the dying Achilles and the statue of Achilles Triumphant. After the assassination of Empress Elizabeth in 1898 in Geneva, Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany purchased the palace in 1907 and used it as a place for relaxation. All of the rooms contain personal items of the former owners and their original furniture.

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Belgrade, Serbia

Beautiful palace which was a summer residence of the Empress of Austria Elisabeth of Bavaria. The palace offers very nice photo opportunities and is one of the most famous tourist attractions on the island.

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The beautiful palace paying homage to Achilles. Built by the sad Princess Sissy of Austria

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Great day out and not to far from Ag Georgios by car

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Museum like experience of an amazing old palace steeped in history.

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Thessaloniki, Greece

Το παλάτι που έχτισε για ησυχαστήριο η πριγκήπισσα Σίσυ δε θα μπορούσε να είναι κάτι λιγότερο από εντυπωσιακό. Δυστυχώς είναι επισκέψιμος μόνο ο ένας όροφος, ωστόσο, τα προσωπικά αντικείμενα της Σίσυ, ο πολυτελής διάκοσμος, οι κήποι του σπιτιού με το περίφημο τεράστιο άγαλμα του Αχιλλέα και η θέα του ικανοποιούν, νομίζω, όλες τις προσδοκίες. Να είστε προετοιμασμένοι απλά για αρκετή αναμονή για να το επισκεφτείτε ενώ και υπάρχει περίπτωση να συναντήσετε και δυσκολίες στο πάρκινγκ.

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Heilbronn, Deutschland

Das Gebäude ist sehr schön und die Geschichte dazu einfach nur klasse. Korfu ❤☝️

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Saint-Michel-Chef-Chef
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Palace de sissi qui vous permettra de voir une architecture grec et de nombreuses sculpture

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