Benitses is one of the old traditional villages of Corfu, at the east coast in the center of the island and only 12 kilometers south of Corfu Town.The traditional part that is located between the mountains and is called Panochori (that means “the upper village”) The village’s population is 1,000 residents most of which deal with tourism but in the past their traditional occupations were fishing, cultivating the olives and citrus fruit and in the distant past, the operation of watermills for flour production in the mountain side of the village, occupations some of which like fishing are reviving now especially during winter.
The existence of sources created a river which many years ago passed through the current path of the old village, the diversion of the river was earlier last century.These sources is until today the aqueduct and is the reason that Benitses been inhabited since ancient times and the origin of its name.
But for all these there are more details on the page dedicated to the history of Benitses.The main street offers the visitor every kind of stores – supermarkets, travel agencies tourist shops, car rentals, restaurants, cafes, bars etc
Benitses is literally resting on the green mountains where there are several isolated small churches hidden in the trees, such as Agia Paraskevi, Agia Triada on an amazing knoll and others, therefore conditions are ideal for biking and hiking on numerous trails leading to the mountainous village of Stavros from where the view of middle and south part of the island is amazing.
The village has also Doctors, Pharmacy, Surgery, Travel Agencies, laundry, Water Sports etc.