Achilleion Museum, Gastouri

#1 of 68 in Historic Sites in Ionian Islands
Must see · Specialty Museum · Historic Site
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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  • Beautiful palace with a fascinating history! From Sisi to Weilheim to Casino to hospital no wonder it’s possibly lost many of its prize possessions. The gardens and views are amazing. Check out the...  more »
  • When we came here last time, 40 years ago, it was still a Casino. Now a museum, really worth getting the audio tour. Be aware that you have to leave your Passport or Driver’s License as security.  more »
  • Very nice place. Good organization for visiting the palace. Audio guide is available in many languages. Beautiful garden with amazing view from top of the hill. A little bit crowded street in front of palace in special because of big couches who bring groups of tourists.
  • A palace in a very beautiful area. If you want to visit it in detail you have to spend a few hours. You can receive an audio guide to help you discover the history of the palace. On sunny days you can sit in the palace garden. It's worth visiting
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