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  • Address: Gastouri, Greece
  • Hours: Daily 8am-7pm
  • Admission: Adults €7

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Achillion Palace Tours

Located in the village of Gastouri on the island of Corfu, Achillion Palace was built by Empress Elisabeth of Austria in 1890. Designed by Italian architect Raffaello Caritto, the palace was built in a Pompeian architectural style and features paintings and sculptures of Achilles throughout. Among the sculptures is the famous Dying Achilles in the center of the palace gardens, sculpted by the Greek Ernst Herter.

After Empress Elisabeth was killed, the German Kaiser Wilhelm II bought the palace and used it as a summer residence. During World War I, it was used as a military hospital and during World War II, it was used by the axis powers as a military headquarters. Eventually, it was turned over to the control of the Hellenic Tourist Organization and today it is a museum with certain rooms and the gardens open to the public. Without a doubt, it is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Corfu and provides excellent views of Corfu city to the north and of the rest of the island to the south.

Practical Info

The village of Gastouri is located about 10 kilometers south of Corfu city and numerous taxis, tours and buses run between the village and the city throughout the day. The palace is generally open from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily.

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Private Custom Tour: Corfu in a Day, Corfu, null
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Private Custom Tour: Corfu in a Day

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See the Corfu you want to see on this private half- or full-day tour. Select three or six attractions or activities, and then relax as your professional driver ...  Read more

Location: Corfu, Greece
Duration: Varies

From USD $70.59
Private Shore Excursion: Corfu Town and Achillion Palace Tour, Corfu, Custom Private Tours
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Private Shore Excursion: Corfu Town and Achillion Palace Tour

Private shore excursion starts at Corfu port where a private brand new vehicle with an experienced driver and a professional guide(optional) will pick you up. ...  Read more

Location: Corfu, Greece
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $403.40
Achillion Paleokastritsa Corfu Private Tour, Corfu, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Achillion Paleokastritsa Corfu Private Tour

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First stop is Achilleion Palace, built by the Empress Elisabeth “Sissy” of Austria in 1891, and later owned by Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany. You will visit the ...  Read more

Location: Corfu, Greece
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $415.25
Achillion Corfu Town Private Tour, Corfu, Day Trips
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Achillion Corfu Town Private Tour

Corfu  Private Tour starting with a visit tou Achillion Palace in Gastouri and then Corfu old city protected by UNESCO. Guests can taste local food or ...  Read more

Location: Corfu, Greece
Duration: Flexible

From USD $449.67
Private Tour: Corfu Town and Achillion Palace Tour, Corfu, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Private Tour: Corfu Town and Achillion Palace Tour

Pick-up with a private vehicle from your hotel. Visit the Achilleion Palace(1 hour) a luxurious and beautiful villa named after Greek hero Achilles and full of ...  Read more

Location: Corfu, Greece
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $415.26
Private Tour: Achilleon, Kanoni, and Corfu Town, Corfu, Private Sightseeing Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

Private Tour: Achilleon, Kanoni, and Corfu Town

Whether you are in a group or travelling on your own, we can offer you this tailor made tour of Corfu while you relax in the comfort of our air-conditioned ...  Read more

Location: Corfu, Greece
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $213.56

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