Achillion Palace

Achillion Palace is ideally located in the picturesque village of Gastouri, just 18 km from Dassia. This magnificent Palace was built in 1890, exclusively for Empress Elizabeth of Austria (Sissy).

The impeccably landscaped palace garden is absolutely of a top class caliber. The palace was designed by the famous architect Raffaele Caritto and built on a 200,000 m2 estate area. The central theme of the palace is Achilles and the popular sculpture of Dying Achilles, made by the German sculptor Ernst Herter, forms the central piece of the Achilleion palace. The location of the estate provides an exclusive panoramic view of Corfu town and the southeastern part of the island

The Palace garden is replete with rather artistically sculpted statues of the pantheon of the Greek Gods and Goddesses that consists of a truly mythical setting.

The popularity of the Achillion Palace also originates from the fact that in 1981, the famous James Bond movie “For Your Eyes Only” was shot at this magnificent palace.

Achilleion Palace is currently undergoing renovation since 2021, yet the gardens as well as selected rooms are open for visits.

Corfu - Achilleion Palace - Outside

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