The Benakis is a family hotel located in Platis Gialos on the island of Sifnos. It is just a stones throw from the sandy beach of Platis Gialos. The hotel is set in a 4000 square meter grove with orange, lemon, fig, pear, quince and pomegranate trees and vines. The spoon sweets, juices and jams served at breakfast are made from the fruits of these trees. The unique family environment and hospitality of the owners will make guests feel at home.
The rich homemade breakfast buffet offers many local specialties featuring local and homegrown products, like the jams and spoon sweets made with fruits from the hotel garden (oranges, figs, peaches and pears, grape, quince and bergamot). Delicious lemonade is made with lemons from the garden and is served iced every day together with orange juice. There is a selection of freshly supplied biscuits and cookies from local bakeries such as anise cookies, wine buns, rusks and fresh bread. Guests will also find local cheeses prepared on the premises such as “ksinomyzithra” (white creamy cheese) and “manoura gylomeni” (spicy semi-hard cheese). Other homemade dishes include various cakes and on certain occasions the sweet pumpkin pie which locals call “loli”. Standard offerings include boiled or fried eggs, omelettes, cold cuts, cheese, butter, tea, coffee, yoghurt and honey. Fresh vegetables like tomatoes, cucumbers and olives come straight from the hotel vegetable garden. Finally, those who enjoy spicy flavours should try sage, which is collected, dried and then infused into a delicious, fragrant beverage that energizes the body.