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Achilleion Palace
Built as a summer residence by Empress Elisabeth of Austria in 1890, Achilleion Palace in the village of Gastouri is among the top attractions on the island of Corfu. Visit the palace designed by Italian architect Raffaello Caritto in a Pompeian style to see paintings and sculptures of mythical gods, including art dedicated to Achilles.

The Basics
Go for the views over Corfu Town from the estate's panoramic garden terraces, to take in architectural details, and to stroll through the gardens to see Dying Achilles, a statue by Ernst Herter. Visit on your own or as part of a Corfu sightseeing tour or shore excursion, which usually includes other top sights such as Paleokastritsa, Mon Repos, and Corfu Town. You can see the palace on a guided hiking itinerary, or reach it via hop-on-hop-off bus.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • In addition to its Achilles art collection, view mementos of Empress Elisabeth and German Kaiser Wilhelm II, who bought the palace in 1907.
  • A free audio guide gives details on the palace’s history, design, and art collection.
  • Achilleion Palace offers expansive views over Corfu on the island, so bring your camera.
  • The palace and gardens are partially accessible to wheelchairs; request information and assistance at the entrance.

How to Get There
The village of Gastouri is located about 6 miles (10 kilometers) south of Corfu Town and numerous buses run between the village and the island’s main town throughout the day. To avoid the crowds and hassle of public transportation, opt for a private or small-group tour that includes transportation to Achilleion Palace.

When to Get There
Achilleion Palace is open daily and is most crowded midday. Visit in the early morning or late afternoon to wander the rooms and garden terraces in relative peace and snap photos of the island from above with the best light.

The Palace after Elisabeth
After Empress Elisabeth was assassinated in Italy in 1898, the German Kaiser Wilhelm II bought the palace and used it as a summer residence. In World War I, Achilleion Palace was used as a military hospital; while in World War II, it was used by the Axis powers as a military headquarters. Eventually, Achilleion Palace was turned over to the Hellenic Tourist Organization, and today it is a public museum. 
Address: Gastouri, Greece
Admission: Varies
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Feel like the Royals

Feel like the Royals

In this tour the visitors can walk in the paths of Kings .We have include all the Palaces as Achilleion palace ,Mon Repo palace and the palace of St.Michael and St. George that are open to the people.We provide them to have some relaxation moments in a historical environment of Royal Baths and also to spend some of his time to visit the Corfu old town.
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Achilleion - Palaiokastritsa - Cfu town tour

Achilleion - Palaiokastritsa - Cfu town tour

In this tour the visitor can see two of the highlights spots of Corfu island and the historical town of Corfu in a short time.
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Royal Palaces of Corfu Private Tour

Royal Palaces of Corfu Private Tour

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As Corfu was the first elite and cosmopolitan destination in Greece, you will not want to miss the opportunity to go back in time when Kings and Emperors lived on the island. Achilleion and Mon Repos Palaces, as well as Corfu's Town Unesco Heritage, are the most famous sightseeing points in Corfu, together with the recently renovated Archaeological Museum. Also, see the14th century Venetian Old Fortress, Old Port, New Venetian Fortress, Palace of St Michael and St George, Dimarcheio, or Town Hall and enjoy a walk through the old quarter, along narrow cobblestone streets known as Kantounia, and pass the well known elite "Liston" with the historic cricket ground. Just stay back and enjoy the ride with a luxury vehicle and let us worry about anything else. You may customize the tour in order to visit the places you prefer during this private half-day tour.
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Corfu – Achillion Palace Kanoni and Old Town // Shore excursion

Corfu – Achillion Palace Kanoni and Old Town // Shore excursion

Discover the most significant and exciting places in Corfu .Great value price , lower than the cruise lines.
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Corfu highlights full-day private tour

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The Corfu island is unlike the rest of Greece. This place was never fell under the Ottoman oppression, so it is more Western than the rest of Greece. And it is also more cultural part of course - the first Greek University was found here, the first Philharmonic Orchestra and the First School of Fine Arts. Your guide will pick you up from your hotel or cruise ship. Your first stop will be at Achillion palace in village Gastouri with the inside visit of it and a guided tour. Then you will have a small drive to Paleokastritsa and visit the monastery of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Then you will have time to have lunch in one of the restaurants by the seashore. After having some rest and food you will take your way to explore the old city and to stroll in town visiting all the main sights. At the end of the tour, you will be driven back to your hotel or ship.
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Feel like Royalty

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• 5 hours tour • Visit the Achillion Palace  • Have  amazing photos from Kanoni • Take your bath and a refresment like a royalty at Royal Baths of Mon Repo Palace • Small-group format ensures a personalized experience • Suitable for all ages
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Achillion Paleokastritsa Corfu Private Tour

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Take an in-depth, private tour of Corfu exclusively for your group of travelers. The day begins with pickup from your hotel, then head to Corfu's most famous attraction, Achilleion Palace. Enjoy the gardens and museum then continue on to the red-roofed town of Paleokastritsa. A few more short stops are included, including a local shop where you can purchase olive oil, spices, soap, and souvenirs.
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Achillion Corfu Town Private Tour

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See more of Corfu in less of the time with a private driver/guide. Visit the Achilleion Museum, a 19th-century palace built for Elisabeth, Empress of Austria, before her assassination. Then explore Corfu Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage site with architecture dating back to the 15th century. Please note: tour excludes entrance fees.
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Private Tour: Corfu Town and Achillion Palace Tour

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Take a private tour of Corfu on this exclusive adventure. After pickup at your hotel, your driver takes you to see and photograph the city's highlights, including Achillion Palace, Old Fortress, and Kanoni for views of Mouse Island and the monastery of Vlacherena in the distance. Stroll through Old Town, admire the architecture and scenery, and do some souvenir shopping. Your driver takes you back to the hotel when you are ready.
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Best of Corfu: Full-Day Private Sightseeing Tour

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Corfu is home to ancient treasures dating back centuries, but exploring independently means missing the island’s hidden history. On this sightseeing tour, follow your private guide through Corfu’s UNESCO–listed Old town and learn the backstories behind must-see sites like the Old Fortress and the Palace of St. Michael and St. George. Visit top attractions including Achilleion and Paleokastritsa, and enjoy sweeping views over Corfu’s pretty coastal bays.
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Best of Corfu: Half Day Private Sightseeing Tour

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Starting from your cruise ship or your Corfu hotel, embark on a Half-Day Sightseeing Tour around Corfu' s must-see attractions in the comfort of your private vehicle. Discover the best of Corfu as you visit the imposing Achillion Palace, take in the breathtaking views of the famous Mouse Island and lose yourself in the cobblestone streets of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Corfu Town. Opt for a private guide for a more comprehensive experience.
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