Located just outside the main tourist hub of Corfu Town, you will find a mesmerising hidden gem in the shape of the Achilleion Palace. Otherwise known as Sissi’s Palace, it takes that name from the Empress of Austria, Elisabeth of Bavaria, who had the palace built in 1890. She was a ruler obsessed with beauty and power, but was struck by tragedy following the death of her only son the year before Achilleion was built.
Visitors can pay a small fee to enter the palace and learn all that there is to know about the fascinating story of Sissi. There is no need for guided tours here, as you are provided with an audio headset that gives you a detailed tour of your surroundings. This means that you can wander through the palace and then out into the beautiful grounds in your own time, taking in all of the grandeur and beauty that there is to see around you. Ranked on Tripadvisor as the number three thing to do in all of Corfu, this is certainly an experience not to be missed.