Sea Shell Museum of Corfu
The Sea Shell Museum of Corfu is situated in Benitses, one of the most famous, seaside resorts of the island. In its halls, the visitors have the opportunity to admire a series of creatures but, also… secrets of the deep of the sea, not only of the Ionian and the Mediterranean but, also of the Indian and Pacific Ocean. The founder of the Sea Shell Museum, the diver and collector Napoleontas Sagias, is the person responsible for the richness of its exhibits which have been recorded more than 10,000. Conches, shells, fossils of marine organisms, sponges, corals, embalmed fish, lobsters, crabs, snakes, sharks and jaws of sharks, sea urchins are just some of what you will see in the Sea Shell Museum, while among the exhibits a whale skeleton stands out. The Sea Shell Museum operates since 1989 in a modern building, it has been awarded by the Italian Research Institute I.R.E.D.A., while its collection is continuously enriched.