The Achilleion Palace can be found in the Village of Gastouri, 10 km’s south west of the town of Corfu.
When you take the National Road Corfu-Achillion and continue up to the area of Ponti, after the left turn, you follow the serpentine road uphill, while the beauty of this part of the island unfolds before your eyes, with olive groves and rich flora.
The stunning appearance of this stately palace takes the visitor back in history to when the palace was inhabited by two great figures from European history whose only common bond was their adoration for Corfu, Greece and its culture, Empress Elisabeth of Austria (known as ‘Sissi’) and Kaiser William II of Germany.
Even before a visitor has entered the palace of Achilleion , they will feel the greatness endowed by looking at the even the first statues that inhabit the outer areas, all inspired by ancient Greek mythology.
NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS
Hellenic State Properties Company (HSPC) that manages Achilleion Museum of Corfu would like to inform you that the Museum reopens today, 14th May 2021.
Following the national road Corfu – Achilleion and turning left at Ponti, the twisting road ascends through the olive groves to the village of Agios Deka (the 10 Saints), and finally arriving in the village of Gastouri, passing the traditional houses with their attractive flower fill gardens, bougainvillea festooned walls and pergolas awash with color, there is a hint of something special at the end of the road which unfolds itself at the imposing iron gates of the Achilleion Palace, which dominates a hilltop location.