Photographer's Note

I am crazy about stairs, as maybe you remember, so how could I not to show this magnificent stairs from the Achilleion palace in Corfu town.
On the island, we stayed in Sidari and every day we made an excursion. One dya we went by bus to Corfu town. We managed to see Achilleion, Vlacherna Monastery and the Old Fortress and walk around the Old Town.

Achilleion (Greek: Αχίλλειο or Αχίλλειον) is a palace built by Empress of Austria Elisabeth of Bavaria, also known as Sisi. In 1890, she built a summer palace in the region of Gastouri 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 palace of mythical Phaeacia.
"I want a palace with pillared colonnades and hanging gardens, protected from prying glances - a palace worthy of Achilles, who despised all mortals and did not fear even the gods."

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Other view of the stairs

Columns and gardens

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