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Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos: Tours & Tickets

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Open Now: 9:30 am - 7:00 pm
Open today: 9:30 am - 7:00 pm
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Crete’s aquarium, Cretaquarium, opened in December 2005. Belonging to a large European family of aquariums, the Cretaquarium offers its visitors the unique chance to plunge into the great marine world of the Mediterranean. From the big hunter sharks...more
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Hours Today: 9:30 am - 7:00 pm
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Gournes, Crete 71003, Greece
+30 281 033 7788
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took a taxi out to see the Aquarium which is East of town. It is not large but is well laid out and interesting. It exhibits Marin slide of the Mediterranean. They also have a cafe which looked nice even though we did not...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank txtfa001
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Don’t be put off by the outside appearance. This aquarium near Heraklion in Crete is actually really good. The tanks are clean and the fish look healthy. There is plenty of room and you can go at your own speed. I would allow about an...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Gordon43
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Firstly they let us see a VirtualReality movie, that was an awsome experience. Then there were a lot of tanks of fish. I think they have more local fish, as they didn't look quite colorful or tropical, but there was a lot to see. Really...More

Thank Mari-Liis J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Was very impressed with this aquarium and the variety of fish to be seen. The sharks in particular were very impressive. Well worth a visit with young children and easily accessible with a buggy

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank ronanf133
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We came across this place whilst out for a drive. We thought we would take a look. We found the complex a lot better than expected. The large tanks were impressive as was the use of projected holograms. The shop was a rip-off as is...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Johnnyfastgun
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Ideal place to take a break from beach, worth to visit, VR was good for 5€ per person. It took about an hour for us

Thank sahar_bandei1990
Reviewed 22 September 2019 via mobile

Nice aquarium which has parking just a 1 minute walk away. Great for anyone who likes fish, has children to entertain and / or looking for some time out of the sun. There is a small coffee shop outside as well as the cafe inside,...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank U5573VMdavidd
Reviewed 18 September 2019 via mobile

Nice family day out. It was different . Really enjoyed ourselves. Would definitely recommend everyone

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank dorcas170818
Reviewed 16 September 2019

Ideal place for kids and if you want to take a break from beaches and history of Crete. Not so big. Shark would be main attraction and the jelly fish tank. There is also a VR room with extra payment which we didn't try. A...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank smmusa
Reviewed 11 September 2019

Nice sized aquarium with plenty of sea creatures to see and loads of information next to the tanks to read. All the tanks and the fish seemed clean and well looked after. Highlights are the turtles and sharks. There's free parking a short walk away,...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Response from fjtange | Reviewed this property |
I’m so sorry David, you’re question is probably not valid anymore, but in case it is: just rent a car. It’s easy driving in Greece. We we’re staying very near at walking distance but have explored a great deal of the island... More
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can t say, a photo would be helpful