The Achillion Palace Located in the village of Gastouri, was erected in 1890 for Elizabeth (Sissy), the Empress of Austria as the solace of her soul. It was used as her summer retreat. Later the Kaiser Wilhelm of Germany bought the Palace. Directly below, on the coast, is the unusual Kaiser’s bridge, the stone built jetty where the Kaiser set out on his yacht for swimming trips.
The Palace is definitely a place to take your camera. This beautiful building in picturesque gardens overlooks the sea and Corfu town. It is one of Corfu's top attractions.