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Benitses, the festival of sardines

Last updated on 21st October, 2017 at 09:02 pm

Within the first ten days of August the festival of sardines is organized.

It is a relatively new festival that is organized only for the last decade, but with increased success and attracting more people every year.
To celebrate Sardines looks pretty far fetched but if we take into consideration that Benitses once was a fishing village, the largest in Corfu, and that the people in the past lived by fishing they have every right to create a celebration for the most popular fish,the sardine.

On the day of the feast large quantities of sardines cooked and offered for free to all visitors, it is of course not possible to miss the various traditional bands and partying till late.