Achilleion Palace

a fairytale venue

Achilleion Palace

... a unique, fairytale venue at European level

The legend says…

“There, where your imagination is free to run wild, the fairy tale becomes one with reality; good, evil and even the truth become one with the legend. A strange sense of awe overwhelms anyone that gazes over the imposing form of the Palace which dominates the area with its presence, residing between the cypress trees and other exotic plants and flowers which surround it.”

Achilleion is undoubtedly one of the most famous and important sights in Corfu, located in the village Gastouri, 9 kilometers far from Corfu town.

Achilleion was built in the 19th century at the behest of Empress Elisabeth of Austria, better known as Sissy.

Achilleion is a neoclassical residence, built in a verdant area and renowned for its magnificent gardens, which are adorned with exotic flowers, palms and an abundance of centuries-old trees.

The most impressive element is the statues that adorn the palace. At the entrance of the palace, those of the Olympian gods are the ones that stand out.

What is also impressive is the Peristyle of the 9 Muses, along with a lovely garden with many archaic statues.


  • Outdoor space with a capacity of 250 people at a sit-down buffet and of 500 people at stand-up cocktail tables
  • Indoor space with a capacity of 120 people at a sit-down buffet
  • 1 Bar
  • Parking lot for 100 cars
Dimitris ProvatasAchilleion Palace