Benitses

The resort of Benitses is situated 12 km south of Corfu town on the East coast, overlooking the Greek mainland. The name Benitses was derived from the ancient Greek word ‘Pinio’ and the area was known as Pinisse or Penitisai meaning an area with an abundance of water, as two rivers flowed into Benitses where the Harbour now stands. Today the springs flowing from the surrounding hills make the hillsides rising above Benitses into a lush tree lined area, offering beautiful shaded walks with outstanding views of the bay below, often overlooked by tourists this stunning hillside area is not to be missed. The Corfu Trail passes above Benitses in the hills and the nearby village of Stavros can be walked to. Around the harbour there are bars and tavernas and inland from here you will find the old village of Benitses. Further along the road heading south you will find more tavernas, bars and shops set along a sand and shingle beach area. Along with Kaisers Bridge, the Achilleion (Achillion) palace, Roman bath ruins and an Aquaduct the resort offers an abundance of things to see and do.

 

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Achillion Palace (Gastouri)

The Achillion Palace is situated around 10 km south of Corfu town in the village of Gastouri, above the resort of Benitses. The property was originally owned by Corfiot philosopher and diplomat Petros Vrailas Armenis and it was known as “Villa Vraila”....

Klimataria Fish Restaurant (Benitses)

The Klimataria fish restaurant is a small family business, founded by Nikos and Lilly Bellos. It opened in February 1997 in the quaint fishing village of Benitses, Corfu, and is open from February to November. Since Klimataria only has eleven tables (six on its porch...

Kaisers Bridge (Benitses)

Kaisers Bridge is situated about 11km south of Corfu town on the main road just outside Benitses and around 20 minute drive by car. After 1907 when Kaiser Wilhelm II purchased the Achilleion palace he built a bridge at the bottom of the gardens to span the road and...

Beach hopping in Corfu

Reproduced with Kind permission from  PINAY FLYING HIGH With a myriad of beaches that you can explore offering varying coastlines and scenic beauties, Corfu is the best place to go for a beach hopping trip. Apart from the ones that I have already featured on my...

Big Bite Restaurant/Cafe (Benitses)

BIG BITE – in Benitses for your “Full Monty” English breakfast or just to pop in for a coffee or snack – during the winter our full menu is also still working ………. Big Bite – open all winter – see FB for opening...

Kerkira Rooms (Benitses)

Welcome to Kerkyra Rooms ! Kerkyra rooms are situated in the village of Benitses, in the south part of the Island of Corfu, just off the west coast of mainland Greece. The Kerkyra rooms have 5 rooms,  including twins and doubles.  They are ideally situated, being only...
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