Achilleion Museum, Gastouri

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 Achilleion in may on a rainy day, so we´ve got a bit different impression of Sissis palace, park and statues. Still, this is island´s must-see, both culturally and historically, and we had....  more »
  • Day excursion on Corfu Island - this was the attraction everybody seems to visit. Splendor of the 19th Century, used in a James Bond film as the casino venue. Downside is that it is over crowded and.....  more »
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  • Very organized excursion. The gardens are well laid out, and the views are stunning from its position at the top of the hill. All around the gardens, there are statues derived from Greek mythology. There is a lot to see beautiful photographs of the palace. The must-see destination of Corfu.
  • Beautiful palace dedicated to Greek mythology and ancient culture. The centerpiece statue of Dying Achilles is a masterpiece depicting Achilles's 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.
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