-paintings and statues of the Greek hero are abundant, both in the main hall and in the Imperial gardens,
which provide a scenic view of the surrounding green hills and valleys, with the Ionian sea in the background.
Sisi’s love for the island, its people, and Greece in general, was undoubtedly great -she even learned the lan
guage to communicate with the locals. After her death, Kaiser Wilhelm II purchased it in 1907, in order to
use it as his summer residence. During WW I, it was used as a military hospital by Serbian and French
troops, and after the war’s ending, it was given to the Greek state thanks to the treaty of Versailles. From
1962 to 1983 it was converted to a casino-museum, and from 1984 onward it is exclusively a museum.