Achilleion is one of the most famous royal villas in Europe. It is located in the village of Gastouri, about 10 kilometers from Corfu Town.
Achilleion was built in 1890 by the Austrian Empress Elizabeth known as Sissy. The decoration was done by Elizabeth herself and reflects her admiration and love for ancient Greece. The gardens as well as the interior of the building are decorated with statues of ancient philosophers, mythical heroes and ancient gods.