Sights and attractions in Corfu

The sights and attractions are numerous in Corfu, the island's turbulent history of the conquerors with different cultures, have left indelible marks, and especially beautiful buildings and sites that require multiple days to visit, just a few of the sights and monuments are the following :

Mon Repos

The palace used by former royal family as the summer residence and is opposite the Paleopolis, namely the ancient Corfu, now belongs to the Municipality of Corfu and it is transformed to a museum.

Churches

Several very old churches, most of Italian style as the church that houses the sacred relics of the patron saint of Corfu Saint Spyridon, is located on Iroon Polytechniou square at the Street of Kalochairetos.

Archaeological site of Paleopolis

It is the ancient city of Corfu, between Kanoni and Garitsa with the ancient temple of Artemis and other findings.



Benitses Corfu and the surrounding area

Benitses is very close to ElGreco hotel, just 1 mile to the south and always has been one of the most important tourist destinations of Corfu.

The tourist resort had experienced tremendous growth since the decade of 60's and later decades of 70 and 80, even now it is still of the largest tourist resorts while one of the most beautiful and authentic traditional sites of the island.

From our hotel, Benitses abstain 10 minutes away and it might be your first stop during your holiday in Corfu.

In Benitses there is everything a visitor could ask for, from large hotels, all types of rooms, clean sandy beaches with water sports, excellent restaurants for all kinds of tastes, cofe bars for coffee or anything else, Supermarkets, Tourist Offices, shops and souvenir shops, car rental and bike hite offices, and the nightlife despite the downturn of recent years continues to be intense and exciting.

The village was formerly a small fishing village, today's residents, despite the dynamic occupation with tourism still always be associated with fishing at professional and amateur basis, there are always fishing boats in both the new marina that was created as a haven of tourist boats, and at the other creeks as the natural port of Koutsomaroula.

In Benitses, except the seasports and swimming you can find and see several sites and use the trails on the slopes of the mountain to explore the nature either by foot or by bicycle and by car where there the street is fairly wide, there are many paths to the top the Mountain of Stavros and a normal road for cars is well.

In the aqueduct there are sources that supply with water big part of the island and the city of Corfu.Almost in the center of the village and next to main street there are well preserved ruins of ancient Roman baths, a sign that this area is inhabited since antiquity, also there are dozens of remote chapels on the mountain slopes.

There is the Marine sea Museum, unique of its kind with a huge variety of exhibits, it lays a few meters below the Laopetra, a very distinctive almost floating stone at the northern entrance of Benitses just off the main road.

And of course, Achillion Palace, right at the top of the hill on which our hotel is built, attracting thousands of tourists from all over the island.

Built in 1890 by the Queen of Austria-Hungary Elisabeth which was known by the nickname Sissy, today the neoclassical building of Achillion, having gone through several phases, is now a museum and a place that certainly should be visited by who ever comes in Corfu.