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Achilleion (south of Corfu Town)

Empress Sissy of Austria built this stunning 19th Century palace as a safe haven after the death of her son.

Empress Sissy of Austria built this stunning 19th Century palace as a safe haven after the death of her son. An avid scholar of Greek history and mythology, Sissy commissioned numerous works of art based on Greek mythology and civilization, including statues and murals.