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Achillion Palace

Post by Al » Sat Jan 24, 2009 12:21 am

Hi All

I found a nice video for the Achillion Palace

If any of you are thinking of doing a day trip to the Achillion Palace this year, all I will say is you won't be disappointed!!

Take a look:-
Enjoy :grin:

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Re: Achillion Palace

Post by Chris » Sat Jan 24, 2009 10:01 am




A grand place to visit. Steeped in history with fantasitic sculptures and well maintained gardens. Also the added attraction of being the Casino in the James Bond film, For Your Eyes Only.

Yeiamas, Chris



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Re: Achillion Palace

Post by Al » Sat Jan 24, 2009 8:47 pm

Hi All

Also I was told (by a Greek) there is a oil painting of a Hector and Achilles, in the Achillion Palace (see below), and that the artist committed suicide after he completed these paintings.
He did this because he made a silly mistake, if you look at the picture closely you will see that the picture is so full of movement and energy, but the wheels on the chariot are motion less ?

How true this is I don't know..... :???:

One located at the top of the main staircase, and the other is in the corner of the Colonnade, and if you look through the glass door in the corner you will see it.. have a look next time your in Corfu :grin:
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Re: Achillion Palace

Post by mike1908 » Sun May 15, 2011 12:18 am

I visit Corfu twice every year and always go to the Achillion palace. I never get bored of seeing it. When I went this year they had opened the door from outside to the top of the stairs which was nice to see and there was a collection of artwork in one of the upstairs rooms also.

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Re: Achillion Palace

Post by mitera » Sun May 15, 2011 12:29 am

Hi i agree its very beautiful , the artwork is stunning :suun:

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Re: Achillion Palace

Post by mitera » Sun May 15, 2011 1:50 am

Watching my Greek kitchen at the moment and they are at the Achillion Place , :cool:

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