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Achilleion Museum, Gastouri

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Commissioned by Austrian Empress Elisabeth of Bavaria as a summer holiday home, Achilleion Museum was also home to Kaiser Wilhelm II. After her son died, Elisabeth decided to design a palace in Corfu, a favorite holiday destination. In 1890, the palace was built with a focus on the mythical hero, Achilles. Enter through the manicured gardens, which are dotted with statues representing Zeus and Hera. Inside the palace, you're greeted by a portrait of the tormented empress. You can explore her room, which is filled with its original artwork. The kaiser, who bought the home after the empress’s death, is represented in a room featuring his personal items, including his portrait and other paintings. For travelers who use our online itinerary creator, Gastouri holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Achilleion Museum and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • We visited this villa several times - because one visit is not enough. It is a pity that there is no space for presentation and other stories besides this official one - the building used, during its....  more
    We visited this villa several times - because one visit is not enough. It is a pity that there is no space for presentation and other stories besides this official one - the building used, during its....  more »
  • Our final stop on our HAL tour was the village of Gastouri, where we visited Achilleion Palace, the mansion built by Empress Elisabeth of Austria and later owned by Kaiser Wilhelm II. It is... 
    Our final stop on our HAL tour was the village of Gastouri, where we visited Achilleion Palace, the mansion built by Empress Elisabeth of Austria and later owned by Kaiser Wilhelm II. It is...  more »
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  • An elegant and beautiful little palace dedicated to Greek mythology and ancient culture. The centerpiece statue of Dying Achilles is a masterpiece depicting Achilles agonizing moment of trying to remove the poisoned arrow from his heel. The Gardens, decorated with the 9 Muses, 3 Graces, Apollo and Achilles two statues are stunning. Being at the top of the hill offers breathtaking views of the city of Corfu and the Ionian Sea.
  • Great place to visit in Corfu. Beautiful interior and amazing gardens and views from the outside. However, its top levels are in maintenance and access is restricted there, that’s why I only give it 4 stars.

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