Achilleio Tourism

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Achilleion (Greek: Αχίλλειο or Αχίλλειον) is a palace built in Gastouri, Corfu by Empress (German: Kaiserin) of Austria Elisabeth of Bavaria, also known as Sisi, after a suggestion by Austrian Consul Alexander von Warsberg. Elisabeth was a woman obsessed with beauty, and very powerful, but tragically vulnerable since the loss of her only son, Crown Prince Rudolf of Austria in the Mayerling Incident in 1889. A year later in 1890, she built a summer palace in the region of Gastouri (Γαστούρι), now the municipality of Achilleion, about ten kilometres to the south of the city of Corfu. The palace was designed with the mythical hero Achilles as its central theme. Corfu was Elizabeth's favourite vacation place and she built the palace because she admired Greece and its language and culture. Achilleion's location provides a panoramic view of Corfu city to the north, and across the whole southern part of the island. The architectural design was intended to represent an ancient Phaeacian palace.

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Find the best activities, restaurants and things to do in Achilleio, Greece. Explore Achilleio travel guide before you plan your trip here. This city is located in the close proximity of a major city Kassiopi, Greece. Take a short trip from Achilleio and set some time aside to explore the Kassiopi. Dotted with places like Kalamionas Beach, Panagia Kassopitra Church, Kassiopi Castle; it will definitely be a good idea. Also, to reach Achilleio, you'll have to take a flight to Kassiopi; so its not really a detour. And even if it is, the city is worth paying at least a quick visit. A holiday in Achilleio can generally be of 1-2 days.

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Facts and Stats for Achilleio*

  • Pollution Statistics in Achilleio

    Know the pollution level of Achilleio before you plan your visit.

    • Water Pollution 15 (Very Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 30 (Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 30 (Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 50 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 70 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 5 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 5 (Very Low)
  • Achilleio: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Achilleio for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Achilleio.

    • Burglary and Theft 19.05 (Very Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 16.67 (Very Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 8.75 (Very Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 40.79 (Moderate)
    • Car Stealing 8.75 (Very Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 17.86 (Very Low)
    • Attacks 16.67 (Very Low)
    • Drug offense 27.63 (Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 94.05 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 85.71 (Very High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 13.1 (Very Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 20 (Low)
  • Living in Achilleio - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Achilleio is 170.8 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 81.44 (Very High)
    • Climate Index 94.54 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 18.97 (Very Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 10.67 (Very Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 62.41 (Low)
    • Health Care Index 45.83 (Moderate)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 8.57 (Moderate)
    • Purchasing Power Index 48.15 (Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Achilleio

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Achilleio

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.22 USD
    • International Movie per seat 9.4 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 28.2 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 108.11 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 76.38 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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