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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 27 September 2012

It was originally built for the Elisabeth von Wiltelsbach Empress of Austria known as Princess Sissy. The palace shows Princess Sissy’s love for Greek mythology and it is called Achillion to honour the Greek hero Achilles. There is a beautiful garden and the palace is...More

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Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 26 August 2014

We were staying closeby in Benitses and thought we'd check it out. The palace is also known as the Palace of Sissi. I (mistakenly) expected a somewhat romantic palace with a lot of grandeur and maybe a hint of the movie-atmosphere. Unfortunately that wasn't the...More

4  Thank Kimmie H
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We were unlucky to visit this palace of the Empress Sissi on a day when 5 cruise ships were in to Corfu. The endless photography in the house was offset by finding plenty to see in the gardens. The classical statues are superb and the...More

Thank susanwalsh
Reviewed 5 days ago

Went there Nov 2018 cruise excursion, the palace was used as hospital during WWII, so don't expect much in display. At the entrance there's Sisi's statue, inside the most important thing is the 3nd floor painting - which had 2 major flows: Hector (Paris' brother)...More

Thank Worldtraveller2005
Reviewed 6 days ago

I went along Sept 2018. I was a solo visitor and the first thing that struck me when I got there was the amount of tour coaches. The road was rammed and when I went to the ticket booth the amount of tour groups you...More

Thank Ian B
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to the palace on the red bus which was well sign-posted and easy to find. The palace itself is imposing but inside is very disappointing unless you are really interested in the German royal family! The collection seems a bit random, bits and...More

Thank Freedom62453
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited the palace as part of a tour that we had booked , our guide on the tour accompanied us and gave a very interesting commentary on the palace. Without a guide it would not have been so enjoyable. The gardens and views were...More

Thank travelto70
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a very nice place to visit and can appreciate that on a clear day the view would be spectacular. The house is large and well set out. The audio guide was worth listening to at most sites. The scuptures in the garden were...More

Thank charmainev348
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What truly makes this place stand out is the exterior. The mansion itself is stunning and the views and gardens and statuary are spectacular. On the downside, as mentioned in other reviews, is the interior. For one thing, the crowds were so bad that there...More

Thank Mame90
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As with others, the interior was not as expected. The UK National Trust could help this site significantly with management of parking, visitor numbers, interior decor and furniture and general displays. The fact that the palace is built up the side of a hill needs...More

Thank Cedodson
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited here with friends on a very hot day in August in was very busy but we did enjoy our visit bit pricey for €8 each but it's a museum inside not much to see but the gardens made up for it very beautiful...More

Thank alanwh1te
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's a beautiful palace, though I found the inside a little disappointing. The interior was smaller than I thought it would be. The highlight for me was definitely the gardens. I loved the large statues and the views were wonderful. We didn't visit the cafe...More

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18 September 2018|
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Response from MagElise | Reviewed this property |
I have the same problem and had no problems whatsoever getting there. You should be ok.
18 September 2018|
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Response from alan s | Reviewed this property |
Hi the roads are winding but if coming up from Corfu Town side there will be no issues as this route is through small villages, coming up from Perma side there a couple of open areas but nothing major that should worry you... More
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Response from Henry-Tuur | Reviewed this property |
We had a private car, but ask the people with a car to take you back in the city. We took also 2 persons back.