Information about Benitses - Corfu


Benitses is a former fishing village set amidst wooded hills on the east coast of Corfu, 10km from the capital, Corfu Town (Kerkyra), and facing the Greek mainland. Benitses village now offers something of a quieter more relaxed atmosphere than that were common in the eighties when Benitses was a popular youth beach resort. Benitses is now a relatively quiet resort shrugging off its more hectic past, and now tends to appeal to couples.
There are a good selection of all types of restaurants as well as a Chinese  -which is up a back street. There are a few bars some open until very late. Of note are the two internet cafes. One is called 'Connections' offering a professional pool table, play station two and internet for an hourly rate as well as low rate international calls.
Benitses retains more traditional village architecture than many other Corfu resorts. It has whitewashed houses decked in flowers and there are still local s fishermen working from the pedestrianised harbour. The Roman villa and baths are evidence of the past importance of the village.
Benitses beach, or rather beaches, are a mix of pebbles, shingle and a little sand. The beach here tends to slope quickly to the sea which is impeccably clean and has been awarded an EU blue flag in recognition of its quality. There is also a good variety of water sports. Jetties and platforms have been built for swimmers. The sea water is exceptionally clear. Benitses offers boat trips from the new harbour and excursions to nearby Corfu Town which is regularly served by public transport. Other trips might include nearby Pontikonisi and the Achillion Palace or further afield to the south of Corfu.
The airport runway is a short bus ride away where you can stand on the cause way which runs only a hundred meters from the end of the runway but remember to duck when the planes land as they do come over very low! Mouse island is also close by. It is very photogenic for keen photographers. Messonghi and Moratika are about four kilometers south of Benitses.




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