WElcome to CORFU - THE ISLAND THE MYTHOLOGY BEGAN!
The island of Corfu is the second largest of the Ionian Islands. The island is bound with the history of Greece from the beginning of Greek mythology. Its Greek name, Kerkyra or Korkyra, is related to two powerful water symbols: Poseidon, god of the sea, and Asopos, an important Greek mainland river.
The island’s history is laden with battles and conquests. The legacy of these struggles is visible in the form of castles punctuating strategic locations across the island. Two of these castles enclose its capital, which is the only city in Greece to be surrounded in such a way.
As a result, Corfu’s capital has been officially declared a Kastropolis (“castle city”) by the Greek government.
benitses - THE oldest and most traditional village in corfu!
Benitses is a very old, traditional fishing village. Benitses lies 12 km south of Corfu Town, and leads to the emerald valley. The water of the springs which flow from the mountains of Aghii Deka and Stavros, join together in two small rivers, giving the area the name Pinisse (derived from the ancient Greek word 'Pinio') = Pinitse = Benitses.
The mild climate and the natural beauty of Benitses village has attracted a lot of tourists from the beginning of the century.
Casa dei venti - in the centre of everything!
The most used distances from Casa Dei Venti.