Sculpture. Achillion Palace Corfu. Greece. 17. may 2014. The Palace was built in the 1890's as a summer palace for "Sissi", Austria's Empress Elizabeth (King Otto of Greece was her uncle). Elisabeth of Austria (24 December 1837 – 10 September 1898) was the wife of Emperor Franz Joseph I, and thus Empress of Austria and Queen of Hungary. She was called the tragical empress. TONE LEPSOES PICTURES.