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 following the Mayerling Incident in 1889, and a year later she had this summer palace built as a refuge.

Achilleion is located about ten kilometres south of the city of Corfu and provides a panoramic view of the city to the north, and across the whole southern part of the island to the Ionian Sea.The architectural style was designed to suggest an ancient palace of mythical Phaeacia The motif centers on the hero Achilles of Greek mythology, from which the name is derived. Corfu was Elisabeth's favourite vacation destination and she wanted a palace to gratify her admiration for Greece, its language and its culture.The property currently operates as a museum under the management of Hellenic Tourism…

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Opening hours

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

Admission

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

More information and contact

Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Achilleion_(Corfu)

Official Website http://www.achillion-corfu.gr/

Email msachil@etasa.gr

Phone +30 26610 56210;+30 26610 56430

Address Αχιλλείου

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

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