Achilleion - Abbey Travel, Ireland

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Welcome to Achilleion

Achilleion

The villa of Achilleion was built for Empress Elizabeth of Austria in 1890 as a memorial to her son, Rudolf, after his death by suicide. The villa, Neoclassical in style, features numerous statues and motifs associated with Achilles both inside and out. The gardens are also set with a number of statues commissioned by the Empress, including the famous 'Dying Achilles' by German sculptor Herter. Part of the villa is now a museum, with a casino housed on the second floor.


Information & Facts

Address
6 miles (10km) from Corfu Town, in Gastouri village.
Language
Greek is the national language, but English is widely spoken.
Money

The Euro (EUR) is the official currency, divided into 100 cents. Banks and bureaux de change are widely available and travellers cheques and major credit cards are widely accepted. ATMs are widespread and are generally the cheapest and most convenient method of obtaining euros.

Opening Times
Monday to Friday, 8am-7pm; Saturday and Sunday, 8am-2:30pm.

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