Corfu Benitses

Information about Benitses

Benitses Corfu: The picturesque fishing village of Benitses lies 12.5 km south of Corfu Town and its population reaches 800 inhabitants. During the last few years, the village has become a cosmopolitan spot yet without losing its picturesque character and traditional atmosphere.

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Today, Benitses, this lovely tourist resort offers various accommodation for all tastes and budgets as well as taverns, cafes and bars. The village itself though retains its authentic beauty. A stroll around the narrow paved streets reveals beautiful traditional details that impress every visitor.

Tourists arrive with their yachts at the picturesque port of Benitses for a refreshing swim at the crystalline waters of the Ionian sea. Around the coastal village

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How to get to Benitses

There are many different ways to get to Benitses from any location on the island.
Airport to Benitses: 11 km / 6.8 miles | New Port to Benitses: 13.7 km / 8.5 miles | Corfu Town to Benitses: 12.5 km / 7.7 miles

Tours: Discover Benitses with an organized tour, starting from 30 euros.

Private transfers: We recommend using an online pre-booked Corfu transfer service, which provides transfer by taxi, minibus or private VIP car and arranging a pickup directly from the airport, port or your hotel. Alternatively, there’s the option of arranging a pickup by a local driver directly at the following numbers: 0030 26610 39911, 0030 694 5452 338, 0030 697 3372 289 or book your taxi online.

Car rental: Τhere’s the option of renting a car in Corfu with as little as 12 euros per day and pick it up directly from the airport, port or your hotel. Using a car rental allows visitors to discover Benitses and many other places of interest in Corfu at their own pace.

By Public transfers: The central bus station of the island is located at Corfu Town. There are several buses from Corfu Town to Benitses during the day. Consider that time schedules might change according to the season. Check the official timetables here.
From Airport to Benitses: There’s a bus station outside the airport building. There are several buses from the airport to Corfu Town during the day. From Corfu Town, visitors should follow the route Town > Benitses. Check the official timetables of the route Airport > Corfu Town here.
New Port to Benitses: There’s a bus station at the port. There are several buses from the port to Corfu Town during the day. From Corfu Town, visitors should follow the route Town > Benitses. Check the official timetables of the route Port > Corfu Town here.
Tip: Since buses don’t always stop in every scheduled stop of their itinerary, our advice to visitors is to inform the driver about their final destination, so that he makes a stop there.

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Reviews of Benitses, Corfu

4.5/5.0
2 Reviews
Guest 2009-12
Gorgeous villages on the south
Corfu is a beautiful island that becomes more and more exciting as you get to know it better. I would definitely suggest a visit to village Benitses! We took the bus number 6 from the Town to Benitses, gets you there easily and fast. Benitses is a fishing village full with contrasts, since it mixes mountain and sea, fishing village and tourist resort, traditional houses and modern hotel buildings. Another fact about Benitses, which seemed quite tourist crowded in August, is the big number of Italian tourists. Even if you are not the type of tourist that visits museums, you definitively need to visit the Sea Museum in Benitses. The ticket costs 4 euros, not that expensive in my opinion, especially considering that this is the biggest Sea Museum in Europe. The museum has many thousands of impressive and rare species of shells, corals and sharks! The exhibits are coming from all over the world, with many species from the Indian, Pacific and Mediterranean Sea. There are many available souvenirs at the exit, along with shells for collectors. Nice place and fun to visit. You will find many ohter beautiful villages too all over Corfuand mostly in the southern side. The best beaches for me were located on the north and the best villlages on the south. Agioi Deka and Agios Mathias were great among their lush greenery. If you walk a bit in the forest of Agios Mathias, you will see a nice tavern on top of a hill. Excellent food and the best view, even better than Paleokastritsa!
Guest 2008-07
Fine village but very crowded
Benitses is a very noisy and crowded tourist resort. Most Italian tourists go there, in contrast to the English who prefer north Corfu and the Greeks who mostly stay at Gouvia. Anyway, the village itself is fine, very picturesque. With white houses and old people, paved streets and traditional groceries. The beach is fine, but you will certainly find better beaches on Corfu. If you go to Benitses, there are two things you must do: eat at the taverns in the waterfront and certainly go to the sea museum. Do not forget that the majestic Achilleion Palace is also closeby.

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