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Achillion Palace

Achillion Palace

Description

You will find the Achillion Palace in the village of Gastouri approximately 10km from the centre of Corfu Town. The Palace was owned by the Empress of Austria, Elisabeth of Bavaria, the Empress had an obsession with Greek tragedies and culture, which can be seen throughout the house and gardens from statues to paintings. After the Empress was assassinated in 1898 the house was eventually sold to the Emperor of Germany, Kaiser Wilhelm 11 in 1907. The Emperor made many changes to the Palace and gardens including building a jetty which was destroyed by the Germans in WW1 so they could drive their tanks through during the occupation of the island. The Palace is steeped in history and well worth a visit for those wanting to learn more about Corfu.

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