AGIOS GORDIOS (Settlement) CORFU
A relatively new settlement in a charming location with blue water and golden sand. Rightly regarded as one of the island's finest beaches. From it you can visit the picturesque village of Sinarades, and Aerostato, which took its name from a coffee shop which seemed literally to be hanging from the heavens.
BENITSES (Small town) CORFU
Tel: +30 26610 72284
The coastal region of Benitses, very developed as a tourist area, with hotels, tavernas, restaurants and nightclubs. Dense vegetation and beautiful beaches are typical of the area. It is said that the gardens of King Alkinoos were situated here. The springs providing waters to the Corfu Aqueduct are in the area, as are ruins of Roman baths with mosaic floors.
GASTOURI (Village) CORFU
The village of Gastouri is set amid beautiful scenery on a green hillside. Dominating the hilltop is the Achillio, built for the Empress Elizabeth of Austria, the renowned Sissy, in 1890-91 by the Italian architect Kapita. The Empress had a soft spot for the Homeric hero Achilles, and so named her palace after him. The neoclassical building is set amid magnificent gardens. The back part of the garden is dominated by the statue of "Achilles Dying", a creation of the German sculptor Herter. Some of Sissy's personal possessions are kept on the lower floor of the palace. After her murder the Achillion was purchased by Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany.
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