South of Corfu Town and centrally located on the beautiful Greek Island of Corfu, Benitses is a beautiful village that combines a pleasant tourism culture with a traditional village lifestyle and scenic natural beauty. Although some may remember a very different Benitses, an up and coming tourism hotspot for the fashionable and nightlife seekers of the 70's and 80's. After that an infamous tourism took over the village leaving a presence that was not as desirable or to the liking of the villagers, so they set about restoring their old values and turning this back into the peaceful yet fun and beautiful village it used to be. Nowadays with all this in mind, tourism balances perfectly. The resort boasts a Blue Flag Status, it's waters are crystal clear, the beach is simply a heaven for sun lovers and the shores, a pathway to many different water sports and boat tours. The bars and cafes, tavernas and shops along with a relatively unobtrusive, yet fun nightlife, all create to provide one of those holidays you will hold dear and wish to recreate year after year.
Families with children, couples of all ages, Benitses is a resort that attracts many. Nature lovers, walkers, beach lovers and enthusiasts of Greece requiring a central island location to tour the wider area are bound to fall in love with Benitses and its friendly laid back lifestyle. You'll be walking in the footsteps of famous stars such as George Harrison, John Lennon, Cat Stevens and Paul Newman who loved to vacate here and enjoy the tranquillity.
Benitses offers a stunning harbour where colourful boats and classy yachts are always moored. The sea and the mountains blend into a landscape that oozes purity and a sense of calm. The colourful array of flora and fauna, the history of the village, the friendliness of the locals and the countless ways to get about and explore this beautiful location is sure to appeal to any holiday maker. Motorbike and car rental are two popular modes of getting out and about as are hiking and bicycling. The green valley is dotted with isolated churches. Citrus trees and olive groves permeate the air and combined with the more modern tourist approach, there is plenty for the avid explorer to see.
Family themed breaks will be popular due to the array of water sports, shops, cafes, eateries, bars and more. Traditional and popular classics as well as Chinese food is all served in the restaurants of Benitses. Expect a beach style holiday in beautiful surroundings and all within the centre of Corfu making it easier to travel and discover the best bits of the whole island.
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