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Cretaquarium Thalassocosmos

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Address: Gournes Pediados, Crete 71003, Greece
Phone Number: +30 281 033 7788
09:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 21:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

Crete’s aquarium, Cretaquarium, opened in December 2005. Belonging to a...

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 to the tiny seahorses, the sensational jellyfish, the diversity of marine life is set off against underwater Cretan seascapes such as the rock formations at Matala( South Crete)and the sea bed at Vai(North East Crete).

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Big tanks with so many different species,from jellyfish to sharks,kids go crazy in there,they loved it!! Easy access,car park nearby,nice shop,great for a family visit

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
Eleni K
Heraklion, Greece
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Heraklion, Greece
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Big tanks with so many different species,from jellyfish to sharks,kids go crazy in there,they loved it!! Easy access,car park nearby,nice shop,great for a family visit

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Cork, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is absolutely fascinating by lots of different kinds of creatures. You can enjoy it for as long as you wish. I think the entrance fee was about € 5 for one person. We really enjoyed it. Remember to have enough water in the summer months.

Thank Katarzyna39
Lancashire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is really good value for your money. We spent at least 3 hours one afternoon exploring this aquarium. This place is full of all kinds of fish including a very large viewing area for the sharks. We traveled from kokkini hanni by bus . Take into consideration its about a 5/10 minute walk from the bus stop. once... More 

Thank lisa0968
Athens, Greece
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was a very pretty aquarium, although I wouldn't call it a must-see. It's for sure worth the 6 euro entrance fee, and they do have a very nice collection of aquatic life, some of which I haven't even seen at many other aquariums around the world I've been too. Don't expect it to be Monterrey Bay or Long Beach... More 

Thank putumark
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This aquarium is located a short distance from the bus stop and we went at midday (perhaps do not do this as the walk was taxing in the heat or perhaps get a taxi). When we arrived the staff were extremely friendly and it was an overall great day! It was great that beside each tank there was an explanation... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A very big and nicely made up Aquarium, well worth a visit. Very interesting also for kids with many fish to see. The have an interactive play corner for kids, where they can design their own fish, it was still in construction, but fun for the kids.

Thank 980saskiaw
Frangokastello, Greece
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

That is a place that everybody has to visit, especially families with kids. Very impresive and very educational

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Katowice, Poland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First of all: I do not compare it with SEALIFE in UK, Barcelona or Australia, it's a different size and range of attraction. It's nice place to admire sea life, with sharks, big fish, coral reef and deep-sea creatures. I do not regret time and money to visit this place ;).

Thank Jolanta A
Weston super Mare, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This was good value for money at 6 euros and you don't pay for the children till they're 5. There was lots to see, the display showing how turtles hatch and go to the see was excellent. Refreshing,y there was no shop at the end! The restaurant was good, reasonably priced and very clean. Ice creams not to be missed!

Thank 784alison
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Nothing out of the ordinary, the kid loved it, if you have a couple of hours to spend then go, or if you plan to go to the dinosaur park (awesome) that is just around the corner then you should stop by here

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