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Achilleion is one of the most famous royal mansions in Europe and perhaps the most important sightseeing architecture of the Ionian island of Corfu, in Greece. It is located in the traditional settlement of Gasturi and is the palace built by the Empress of Austria Elizabeth who became known as the grieving Queen Sissy.

First shots of some tourists looking at a map, an old blue bus, a small outdoor clothing market, across the street shops with goods on the facades, consumers, passers-by.

Next, shots of an orchestra with folk musicians and some boys and girls with scarves, all dressed in the traditional costume of Corfu. A local party with music and dance will soon take place in the courtyard of Achilleion and visitors will be watching.

A view of the façade, the peristyle and its statues, of Pompeian style, the imposing mansion and lush gardens.

The dancing continues and an inscription informs us that the palace was built by Queen Elizabeth, from 1890-92, under the supervision of Baron Von Bucowitz.

Some wonderful statues in the gardens, exquisite Ionic columns, and the magnificent statue of the injured Achilles.

Finally, the famous standing statue of Achilles and a close-up on his face.


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Athanasoglou Nikolaos

HD (1440x1080)



Duration (seconds)

Super 8mm