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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  • Beautiful mansion of Austrian Queen Elizabeth! Do not miss it! The inside of the summer palace is interesting, but the garden and general outside view, is awesome.  more »
  • The views of the area from the Achilleon Museum and its gardens are simply amazing and breath taking. We visited on the 11th of May 19, a sunny day and enjoyed our time mostly spent in the gardens. It...  more »
  • Nice palace, about 40 min to visit. For me, gardens better than rooms inside. Great view on the sea and countryside, olive trees :)
  • Interesting palace. Great stories and history. Enjoyed Greek mythology statuaries. Take a guided tour. Be prepared to share this with many.
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