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Cretaquarium Thalassocosmos

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Gournes Pediados, Crete 71003, Greece
+30 281 033 7788
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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 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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  • Very good35%
  • Average13%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“nice aquarium” (21 reviews)
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 21:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Gournes Pediados, Crete 71003, Greece
+30 281 033 7788
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Nice brake from sun bath in a cloudy day with not much to do. Great for kids, I saw that they were very excited seeing underwater life. Sharks are the most interesting from my point of view, there was 3 or 4 species of sharks,...More

Thank ciscko b
Reviewed 1 week ago

Highly recommend, especially if you have children. There is lots to see and do in the aquarium and the shark tank really is an impressive size! The fish all seem happy and well cared for and have much larger tanks than some of the other...More

Thank Herps
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went here on the spur of the moment and spent an enjoyable couple of hours wandering around. Whilst not a very large aquarium it was interesting and had places where you could sit and watch the marine life. Very relaxing and informative.

Thank csidechandler
Reviewed 1 week ago

The AquaWorld Aquarium is a gem on the area and it has all kinds of sea animals. Lots of things to learn about the ocean and how to protect it. When you leave this place you will feel that there is another world down under...More

Thank George T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed and loved the place. i recommend this place. the price is 9 euro and not 6. Beautiful place. its for families with children a bit far from where i was (herssonisos) but worth the driving there.

Thank danny s
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just visited here with our 9yr old girl and friends with their 10yr old girl. My husband was a bit reluctant to leave the pool and slides for being indoors initially but admitted it was really worth it, we all really enjoyed it! Seeing the...More

Thank Smile2510
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I felt this compared well with our local aquarium (the Deep in Hull) - it was well maintained and well laid out - there was good information in many languages. Yes, sure, there could have been more on different ecosystems, but for kids and adults...More

Thank 348sarahlincs
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great new modern aquarium with a wide variety of Mediterranean Sea life, particularly fish and sharks. The tanks allow great visibility and you could spend ages just watching the fish cruise around. It takes at least an hour and a half to...More

Thank Ann T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There are some seriously big tanks in this aquarium, it is excellent. Lovely tanks and environment. Good views of fishes and information on names in various languages, although not much additional information. Not as big as the London Aquarium but still well worth a visit,...More

Thank Choochoochaboogie
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited on a Monday and it was €26 for two adults and a six year old. The aquarium was really well set out and had a wide range of fish and sealife. The large tanks have lots of viewing areas so the children can...More

Thank Hannah P
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Hi are you open end of Oct beginning of Nov please?
18 June 2017|
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Response from George T | Reviewed this property |
They are open all year round, closing is earlier though in winter, I believe around 17:00.
Julia G
Dear friends, how can I get from the Heraklion Airport to the Cretaquarium by bus? I was watching ktel pages and I didn't find the information! Thank you!
10 August 2016|
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Response from Panta N | Property representative |
you have to go to the central KTEL station first.
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Loki S
What is the best bus stop number to get off at when going from Stalis?
31 July 2015|
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Response from Panta N | Property representative |
it is number 9,but you always can check it with the bus driver
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