The Achilleion palace is in Corfu, Greece.
Built by the request of Elisabeth of Bavaria, Empress of Austria. (1890)
The main theme is Achilles, a Greek mythological hero.
It was designed by an Italian architect, Raffaele Caritto.
Making the architectural design Pompeian,
and has many parallels to an imperial residence in Crimea (Ukraine and Russia is fighting over Crimea).
It was purchased by Kaiser Wilhelm II, a German General. (1907)
During World War I, the Achilleion was used as a military hospital by French and Serbian troops. (Circa 1914-18)
The palace housed the Save the Children Fund orphanage under the administration of Armenian brothers Garabed and Margos Keshishian. (Circa 1921-24)
During World War II, the Achilleion was used as military headquarters by the Germans, Japanese, and Italians. (Circa 1939-45)
It was converted to a casino by a German company. (1962)
The Greek state repossessed the palace. (1983)
The Achilleion’s history sure is surrounded by involvements of many other countries.