Achillion Palace in Corfu

Achillion Palace in Corfu

The Achillion Palace (also spelled as Achilleion) is a palace in Gastouri, on the Greek island of Corfu. The Achillion’s other name, the ‘Sisi Palace’, derives from its original owner – it was constructed for Empress Elisabeth of Austria, whose nickname was ‘Sisi’. Today, this magnificent palace functions as a museum run by the Greek … Read more

Minoan Palace of Knossos

Knossos Palace in Crete

One of Greece’s most famous palaces is the Minoan Palace of Knossos located at the island of Crete. Find here a complete guide to the Palace of Knossos to plan your visit. A Guide to Visiting the Minoan Palace of Knossos History of the Minoan Palace of Knossos Knossos is a large Bronze Age archaeological … Read more

Palace of the Grand Master of the Knights of Rhodes

Palace of the Grand Master of the Knights of Rhodes

Often called the Kastello, the Palace of the Grand Master of the Knights of Rhodes is a castle at the highest point of the medieval city of Rhodes. The city of Rhodes is on the island of Rhodes in Greece. Originally built as a fortification, the Palace of the Grand Master played an important role … Read more

Best Castles in Greece

Greek Castles-Castle-of-Rhodes-–-Grand-Master-of-the-Knights

Think of Greece and, aside from its amazing coastline and picturesque villages, you’re likely to think of its archaeology. But did you know Greece has roughly 800 castles scattered over its mainland and islands? Discover the Byzantine, Venetian, and Ottoman periods of Greek history whilst looking out across majestic landscapes and seascapes that take your … Read more