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Achilleion Palace, completed in 1891, is found in the small village of Gastouri south of Corfu Town.
It was built by Empress Elisabeth of Austria (known as "Sissi") to "escape the tragedies of her life.
German Kaiser William II purchased it after her death.

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TRAVEL: 2013


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Achilleion Palace, Island of Corfu, Greece, 2013.


    
Statue of Sissy (left),and entry window detail, Achilleion Palace, Island of Corfu, Greece, 2013.



Main staircase, Achilleion Palace, Island of Corfu, Greece, 2013.



Carving on newell post of main staircase, Achilleion Palace, Island of Corfu, Greece, 2013.



Detailed ceilings, main staricase, Achilleion Palace, Island of Corfu, Greece, 2013.



Painting of "The Triumph of Achilles" graces a landing on main staircase, Achilleion Palace, Island of Corfu, Greece, 2013.



Statue of girl with pheasant, Achilleion Palace, Island of Corfu, Greece, 2013.



Bas relief, Achilleion Palace, Island of Corfu, Greece, 2013.



Bas relief, Achilleion Palace, Island of Corfu, Greece, 2013.



The "Peristyle of the Muses", Achilleion Palace, Island of Corfu, Greece, 2013.



"Peristyle of the Muses", Achillion Palace, Island of Corfu, Greece, 2013.



Statue of boy with grapes, garden, Achilleion Palace, Island of Corfu, Greece, 2013.



The statue of "Dying Achilles" is the most valuable statue at the Achilleion Palace, Island of Corfu, Greece, 2013.



Lower garden, Achilleion Palace, Island of Corfu, Greece, 2013.



Looking back toward the palace from the lower garden arbor, Achilleion Palace, Island of Corfu, Greece, 2013.



Subtle reminder the Achilleion Palace was used in the filming of James Bond's "For Your Eyes Only", Island of Corfu, Greece, 2013.




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