Benitses Corfu

Benitses Corfu

Benitses Village: A Beautiful Holiday Tourist Resort

 

Benitses village is one of the original holiday resorts in Greece, a very old village, proud of its traditions.Perhaps one of the most famous seaside villages in the country due to the strange and strong attraction exerted to almost every visitor to Corfu that is difficult to describe in words.May be is the lush vegetation on the surrounding mountains, the notorious nightlife of the recent past, the beautiful history of the place, or the famous first guests and residents of the 50s. no one can say.Benitses is an idyllic place, with a great past and future, that every visitor to Corfu will want to discover, and share with their friends.

Benitses Tourist Resort in Corfu

Benitses has expanded in recent years mainly due to tourism of 70s and 80s into a large tourist resort in Corfu. Today boasts the wonderful yacht harbour (Marina), a project that, among other things includes a large parking area, has berths for hundreds of private boats, as well as the local pleasure craft and other facilities.Benitses hotels, apartments, villas and rooms are ideal for holidays in a wonderful place which is a perfect marriage of mountain and sea.

Restaurants and tavernas cater for every taste from traditional Greek cuisine, to pizzas, pasta, and even Chinese food.Benitse`s low key but pleasant nightlife is centred round the many bars, and the new yacht harbour (Marina)

The beaches are very clean, of the cleanest on the island, with crystal clear water and have been awarded the EU blue flag. They are a mix of shingle and sand, sunbeds can be rented, and water sports enjoyed here, and these beaches have been considerably enlarged in recent years, and are well maintained for the visitors’ enjoyment.Residents of Benitses are hospitable, friendly and familiar with most foreign cultures. They enjoy helping you to enjoy your holiday to the full!

Benitses Population and Location

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.

What Benitses are offer Today

For the prospective visitor is useful to emphasize particularly that Benitses of 2016 have nothing common whatsoever with the lively tourist centre of the 80s and 90s.

Today there are vast improvements in infrastructure, particularly in accommodation such as hotels, apartmentsand rooms as well as in the shops, the roads and beaches.Benitses is one of the safest destinations.

Also here are some of the best for their food quality and flavors restaurants on the island, we could say that Benitses is now a culinary paradise.!

The village now has strengthened its traditional color, there are many traditional customs and cultural happenings throughout the summer, it is focusing on safety and infrastructure offering sea and sun on blue flag beaches and green mountains.Every hotel or group of rooms small or large provides free broadband internet access to all costumers.

The village of Benitses is the perfect destination for families, young and older couples and anyone who is looking to have a relaxing time in the sun whilst enjoying good hospitality and like to get involved with the friendly and hospitable locals.

Plenty of Sightseeing

There are many sights you can see and admire in the wide area of Benitses.Don’t forget to visit Achilleion palace three kms north of the village centre, don’t miss the famous Shell museum, Sea museum for others, housed in the lobby of Potamaki hotel.

Admire the large rock with the thin base called Laopetra (people’s rock) in the sea at the north entrance of the village, and of course the ruins of the hot Roman baths in the center of Benitses.

You can walk inside the vast yacht marina or you can use the plethora of small mountain paths throught the lush vegetation between old abandoned churches and other buildings that may lead you to the mountainous villages of Stavros and Agioi Deka.

Finally enjoy the exceptional beauty of the old traditional village with the friendly residents.