Located 10 km south of Corfu Town and 3 north of Benitsa next to the mountain village of Gastouri, is the palace built by the Austrian Empress Elizabeth who became known as the depressed Queen Sissy.
The famous palace of the Empress of Austria Elisabeth of Bavaria, also known as Sisi
Princess Sissi's palace is well worth a visit. Watch out for some spectacular views from the gardens.
Princess's Sissy famous big palace! Marvelous place to walk and enjoy its gardens!
“This was the residence of the ex king of Greece. The grounds are a great place for a walk.”
“The Old Fortress operates today as an open-air monumental space that houses the Corfu Historical Archive, the Corfu Public Library. The Museum of Greek Music Search of the Ionian University is also located in the "Old Castle", the Byzantine Collection of Corfu, the services of the Ministry of Culture, the Greek Music Research Laboratory of the Ionian University, and exhibition and event rooms. The Venetian statue in honor of General Sullenburg who helped the Corfu evict Turks in the siege of 1716 has today been moved in front of the arched entrance of the fortress to "Spiniada Square". From the arched entrance you enter the gallery leading to the center of the Acropolis, a corridor on the left leads to the north rampart of the fortress.”
“Aqualand Corfu is the island’s biggest and most popular water park and offers themed zones catering for all ages, carefully watched over by qualified lifeguards. Stretching over an area of 130,000 sq ft (12,000 sq m) landscaped with lawns and mature maple trees, it is a family paradise of water rides and slides, lazy rivers and 15 swimming pools for a day of fun in the sun. Toddlers up to the age of four can enjoy shallow bathing pools with water showers, playing splashy games on Fantasy Island and exploring the Caribbean Pirate Adventure Pool. There’s a dedicated family area (kids must be aged eight and over) with giant slides, Jacuzzis, a lazy river and a wave pool. Adrenaline junkies can get their kicks from six extreme water ride ranging from the spiraling Hydrotube to the hair-raising Free Fall Plus, which plunges vertically for 80 ft (24 m) into deep water. Facilities include plenty of free sunbeds and parasols for shade and lockers to hire for a small charge of €5; there are changing rooms and showers as well as food outlets scattered throughout the park and stores selling sun lotion, rubber rings and pool toys.”
“The Museum of Asian Art is inside the beautiful Palace of Saint Michael and Saint George. This museum was created in 1927 when the Corfiot diplomat Gregorio Manos donated over 10.000 pieces of Japanese and Chinese handicraft to the prefecture.”
“On the highest spot of Pelekas Village, on a huge cliff, there is a monument called Kaiser’s Throne, a name given from the German Emperor Wilhelm the Second, who used to observe Corfu’s natural beauty every time he wished to escape from his routine. The idyllic sunset and the unique panoramic view will definitely stay vivid in your minds while the sun will sink into the sea and Corfu will constantly switch colours from one minute to the other. A truly majestic experience you do not want to lose!”