ACHILLION

The Achilleion lies 10 kilometers from Corfu Town. It was built in 1890 as a summer palace for the Empress Elisabeth of Austria, a tragic figure who was plagued by misfortune (her husband was unfaithful, and her son committed suicide) and was eventually assassinated in 1898. Often referred to by her nickname, Sisi, the empress had the villa decorated in pseudo-classical style, complete with grand sweeping staircases and frescoes. A state property since 1928, it is open to the public. Inside, you can see period furniture, paintings, and even some of Sisi’s clothes, but for many people, the highlight is the garden, with 19th-century statues and lovely views towards the sea. You can pick up an audio guide (in various languages) at the entrance.

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    Pete & Jane Longley (USA, Washington DC)
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Contact Us
Address I. Gardikioti (New Port),
Corfu Greece, 49100
Telephone
(+30) 2661 102 947
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(+30) 6942 014 527
Email
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