Hotel Benitses Arches
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- Continental Breakfast
- Airport Transportation
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
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We left the ship late and spent some time using the Port's free wifi. We were heading to the bus stop to take a bus into town when we ran into an enterprising taxi driver. He was waiting at the bus stop instead of in the line of taxis looking for €100 fares to tour the island. He offered us a €10 trip to the historic district and the same back. We found ...
... go so we took pictures of the other harbor and started back. We were accosted by a guy with a menu in English, pay in Kuna/Euro/Dollar, free aperitif, so we followed him up the stairs to the restaurant. We had exactly 200 Kuna (about 6/dollar) left and at first we tried to order so that we would use them up exactly. Then we forgot about that and just ordered. Our aperitif was vermouth (very different from American vermouth), Ed got spaghetti ...
We headed out of town to Achilleion Palace, the retreat for the Empress Elizabeth of Austria. We had learned about her life when we were in Vienna last year. She built this house in Corfu in late 19th century style and decorated it with Gods of Ancient Greece, primarily Achilles for which the palace is named. We spent a couple of very interesting hours in both the house and the gardens and admiring the spectacular views. Did I mention that ...
... water, private hotel pebble beach. Late afternoon we meandered down to the city habour and restaurant area and had a couple of wines at a table right at the water’s edge (no ‘safety’ barriers around here – we could have fallen straight into deep water if we’d had more than 2 glasses each!). ...
We arrived in Corfu in quite heavy rain. We had organized a hire car for €43 which was very reasonable, and decided we would continue on with our plans. We drove to Paleokastritsa Bay which would have been beautiful on a nice day with a very rugged coastline and beaches. There was a monastery that we walked to with raincoats and umbrellas and viewed the inside of the church. Greek churches have flat ceilings and are decorated ...