Benitses - Corfu

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'2012 09 18_Corfu Holiday_0798' - Attribution: Keith Laverack

Benitses is located on the south side of the island at a distance of 12 km from the capital city. It's a picturesque fishing village with excellent infrastructure. It stands out for its organized beaches, hotels and spaces dedicated to water sports, surrounded by a green environment that satisfies even the most demanding visitor.\r\r

The beach of the area is one of the most popular on the island and attracts many tourists, mainly of British origin. Here you'll also find the Marine Museum, founded in 1989, which features exhibits from the astonishing world of the sea, including shells, corals, sponges and shark jaws.

More specifically, the museum was founded in 1989 by Napoleon Sayas, who lived in Australia as an immigrant for many years, after years of exploring tropical islands. Sayas managed to create a remarkable collection of exhibits which are presented under their official classification of gastropods, dythira, monoplakofora, polyplakofora, crustaceans and echinoderms. The visitors have the opportunity to also see fossils of fish, embalmed animals, corals and even the teeth of a shark.

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