the outdoor-open spaces of the Achilleion Museum are open to the public, giving visitors the opportunity to admire the restored marble statues of the gardens

The Public Real Estate Company (ETAD) S.A. announces the operation of the Achilleion Museum for this summer season, specifically from 31 July to 31 October 2023, with opening hours from 08:00 to 20:00.

For this period of time, the external – open areas of the Museum will be available for public visit, in a route that will include the area of the Peristyle, the Palace and the Imperial Gardens.

In the context of the project for the protection and promotion of the historic Achilleion, which is being implemented by the EBRD with financial resources from the NSRF in cooperation with the Ministry of Culture and the Region of the Ionian Islands, we inform you that the restoration work on the Baron’s building has been completed, in accordance with the timetable to which the EBRD had committed itself at the beginning of the year, while giving absolute priority to accelerating the work for the overall restoration of the Palace.

This year, visitors to the Museum will have the opportunity to admire the fully restored marble statues of the gardens and especially the “Achilles the Thrower”, which is the symbol of Achilles, with an additional unique experience, as they will be able to see after decades of restoration the murderous arrow on this monumental sculpture.

This will be the first time that the statue will be given to the public free from the ravages of time and the absence of the arrow.

At the same time, visitors will be able to browse among the other statues in the gardens, as well as in the lower gardens, where they will be able to admire the also restored statue of Lord Byron and the Anaclintro, which has recently been restored on the site.

The Achillion Museum remains a top cultural monument for the island of Corfu and its thousands of visitors, while this year it will host important cultural events, thus bringing multiple benefits to the local community and to all those involved in the tourism sector and the tourism industry of the island of the Phaeacians.