The beautiful fishing village of Benitses could calm the temper of even a rough and ready pirate, which is why legend claims that the village was named after a pirate who landed in this idyllic place and promptly fell in love with it. And the rest, they say, is history because holidays to Benitses have been prime choice ever since! Benitses is located near the heart of Corfu and just twelve kilometres south of Corfu town. This is a place where the sea and the mountains exist in harmony and holidays in Benitses are perfect for romantic cultural getaways for couples.
Holidays to Benitses have been a means of escape for centuries and the third century ruins of the Roman courtyards and baths are testament to its status as the ultimate retreat. Benitses is surrounded by olive trees and natural springs that add to the warmth, beautiful scenery and hospitality of the locals.
The famous Achillion Museum is within easy reach from Benitses, and an afternoon spent in the lush gardens and lavish surroundings is a must. Pontikonisi, or ‘Mouse Island’ as it is more commonly known, is a scenic island in the bay of Kanoni that is a popular day trip by boat. If you want to get off the beaten track and find yourself at home with nature, you can follow the markings and walk up through the hills to see the water springs. The views are stunning – just make sure you take a bottle of water and perhaps even a picnic with you.
On holidays to Benitses you are spoilt for choice when it comes to beaches. There is a mixture of pebble, shingle and sand beaches that slope quickly into clear and refreshing water. Benitses has a wide variety of water sports on offer and the sea is great for swimming with jetties and platforms built in the water.
Benitses is also home to a recently built harbour, which is now the pride of the village and offers boat trips and excursions to nearby Corfu town and other resorts and the beaches of Messonghi and Morratika are even closer. There is a vast selection of tavernas and restaurants in Benitses with traditional Greek and international cuisine available. There is also a good choice of bars, although if you really want a wild night, Corfu town is easily accessible by public transport. For other resorts on Corfu, click here.
On holidays to Benitses, it’s clear why people have come here from ancient times until now. The variety of activities cater for the needs of both the adventurous and the tame and you are sure to feel refreshed and inspired by holidays in Benitses. The beautiful scenery and friendly atmosphere make it the ideal place to spend your time and money and affordable holidays to Benitses with lastminute.com mean that you’ll definitely have more of the latter to spend. Book your holiday to Greece today.
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