Corfu Car Rental
The Achillion Palace is ideally located in the picturesque village of Gastouri which lies lies 15km, almost 20 minutes from Corfu town by car. This magnificent Palace was built in 1890 exclusively for Elizabeth (Sissy), the former Empress of Austria.
The palace used to serve as the summer retreat of the Empress. Elisabeth was a woman obsessed with beauty, and very powerful, but tragically vulnerable since the loss of her only son, Crown Prince Rudolf of Austria in the Mayerling Incident in 1889. A year later in 1890, she built a summer palace. The palace was designed with the mythical hero Achilles as its central theme. Corfu was Elizabeth’s favourite vacation place and she built the palace because she admired Greece and its language and culture. Achillion’s location provides a panoramic view of Corfu city to the north, and across the whole southern part of the island. The architectural design was intended to represent an ancient Phaeacian palace.
BestCar Corfu car rental proposes the use of Hyundai i20 for this excursion.