This is Bella Vista Hotel & Studio’s map page! Below are directions for getting around Benitses and Corfu Town. Directions from the airport to Hotel Bella Vista have also been provided. We look forward to having the pleasure of welcoming you to Benitses very soon! For further information regarding reservations or for more details regarding geography, please consult our other pages.
Distance : ~ 1.5 Km
Marked by : A – B – J – F – J
Name: Benitses Springs
Difficulty level : 2 / 5
Route 1 is designed to explore the basics in Benitses and its neighboring villages. This walk is low-to-medium intensity and guides hikers through the serene forest and the charming villages that pepper the mountainside. Please remember during the summer months to bring water, and to wear a hat and sunscreen!
Distance: ~ 2.7 Km
Marked by : A – B – J
Name: Petrified Forest
Difficulty level : 2,5 / 5
Route 2 is a circular walk that features a fairly steep climb. It offers our guests incredibly rewarding views of the Corfiot countryside and the people that live there. This is a medium-intensity hike that takes approximately two hours to complete.
Distance: ~ 3.5 Km
Marked: A – O – N
Name: Agia Paraskevi
Difficulty level: 3,5 / 5
Route 3 is a medium intensity hike that requires a trek up a fairly steep hill. The trail takes about an hour to complete, and offers excellent views of Benitses village from several beautiful vantage points. Guests are encouraged to bring an empty water bottle that can be re-filled from the Church’s spring!
Distance: ~ 6.5 Km
Marked: A – O – M – L – K
Name: Stavros – Agioi Deka – Saint Ilias Monastery
Difficulty level: 4,5 / 5
Route 4 is a high-intensity, circular trail that is very popular with our adventurous guests. This path lends to panoramic views of both sides of the island. Use Route 4 to wander into old, traditional villages, take pictures of vibrant wildflowers, or to rest in the shade of an olive grove. While the path takes about six hours to hike in its entirety, there is a shortcut available for those who seek a shorter trip.
Distance: ~ 8 Km
Marked: A – B – J – G – E – D – C
Name: Platanos – Achilion palace
Difficulty level: 5 / 5
Route 5 is the most challenging of the hikes listed on this page. This four-hour circular path leads from Benitses all the way to Achillion Palace and back. Take this trail and explore miles of beautiful green areas and fields, the Spring of Princess Sissy, and her palace too! Please make sure you prepare yourself for this hike, though–it’s not for beginners!
Distance: 13 km / 8 miles
Journey time: 30 min approx. depending on traffic
Turn RIGHT when you exit the port and look for signs to AIRPORT and LEFKIMMI. Ethniki Lefkimmis is the main road to South Corfu. Look for signs to LEFKIMMI. After 7 km approx TURN LEFT following signs to LEFKIMMI. Benitses village is 5 km after that.
Upon entering Benitses village: On your right you will pass the Sea Shell Museum, the children’s playground, the taxi rank, Benitses square, hotel Potamaki, and Connection Internet cafe – bar. Now, on your left pass Posidoneia and Big Bite Grill Room. TURN RIGHT on the first small street after the Big Bite restaurant. Bella Vista Hotel is located just off the main road in a small back – residential street.
TURN RIGHT on the first small street after the Big Bite restaurant. Bella Vista Hotel is located just off the main road in a small back – residential street.
Distance: 11 km / 6.5 miles
Journey time : 15 min
From the airport: Exit the airport. Turn left. Travel along Lefkimmi National Road. Follow signs towards Lefkimmi. After approximately 6 kilometers, turn left, following the signs toward Lefkimmi. You will reach Benitses village in 5 kilometers.
Upon entering Benitses village: The school will be on your right. Following suite are a children’s playground, a taxi rank, Benitses square, Hotel Potamaki, and Connection Internet cafe–bar. On your left, you will pass Posidonia and Big Bite Grill Room. Turn right on the first small street after the Big Bite restaurant. Bella Vista Hotel & Studios are marked by a sign, and are located just off the main road on a cozy street.
Distance: 25 km / 15.5 miles
Journey time: 30 min approx. depending on traffic
Follow signs to Corfu Town. Pass Messonghi and Moraitika village. You will come to Benitses village in 4 kilometers. On your left, you will pass Marbella Hotel and the Luis Regency Hotel.
Upon entering Benitses from the south: Local car parking will pass on your right, followed by the Corfu Maris Hotel. Zorbas Tavern and Barbayiannis – Cheers Bar will pass on your left. Turn left after the Marani Bar, onto the small side street. Bella Vista Hotel & Studios is the first hotel on the right, just off the main road.
Corfu taxi pick up from the airport can be organized at euro 28 – 30 for a one way journey. Taxi pickup CANNOT be organized from the Corfu port due to port rules. Please queue in the taxi line-up outside of the Corfu Port.
STANDARD TAXI FEE Corfu Port – Benitses, regardless of number of people, around 25 -30 Euro (regulated by local Corfu Taxi association authorities)
To book a Corfu taxi transfer you can also call the 24 hours service of Corfu taxis at +30 26610 33811/2