Achilleion Palace

Local nameΑχίλλειο
LocationDecentralized Administration of Peloponnese, Western Greece and the Ionian, Greece

Achilleion is a palace built in Gastouri on the Island of Corfu for the Empress Elisabeth of Austria, also known as Sisi, after a suggestion by the Austrian consul Alexander von Warsberg. Elisabeth was deeply saddened by the tragic loss of her only son, Crown Prince Rudolf of Austria during the Mayerling Incident in 1889, and a year later she had this summer palace built, about ten kilometres to the south of the city of Corfu. Achilleion's location provides a panoramic view of Corfu city to the north, and across the whole southern part of the island.The architectural style was intended to represent an ancient palace of mythical Phaeacia The palace was designed with the hero Achilles of Greek mythology as its central theme, and from which the name is derived.

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Opening hours

8 am - 7 pm
9 am - 3:30 pm


Adults: €7
Children (13 - 18), seniors (65+): €5
Children (6 - 13): €2

More information and contact


Official Website


Phone +30 26610 56210;+30 26610 56430

Address Αχιλλείου

Coordinates 39°33'45.607" N 19°54'14.891" E

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