In the 1980s Corfu was expanding rapidly as a tourist destination and was acquiring an uneviable reputation as a party island and magnet for unruly British tourists on boozy Club 18-30 holidays. They were drawn in the main to the hedonistic town of Benitses which was well known for heavy drinking, beach parties, wild behaviour and street fighting. There was a story at the time that even the island police were frightened to go in there after dark but I am not sure if this was really true.
Over the next twenty years or so the locals who lived in the village grew tired of its reputation and ill-disciplined guests and made a determined effort to throw off its bad ill-repute. Benitses set about reinventing itself with the addition of a swanky marina, up-market hotels and a string of classy bars and tavernas.
The rowdy youngsters were carefully redirected to Kavos in the the far south of the island where they were kept as far away as possible from families and the mostly well behaved.