Cretaquarium Thalassocosmos, Gournes Pediados

#2 of 10 in Zoos & Aquariums in Greece
Get close to hundreds of species of Mediterranean sea life at Cretaquarium Thalassocosmos. Relevant for both kids and adults, the aquarium houses sharks, turtles, eels, jellyfish, and more. The aquarium opened in 2005 and is operated by the Hellenic Centre for Marine Research. Pick up an audio guide to learn about the animals in each tank and their natural habitats. A visit to Cretaquarium Thalassocosmos represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Gournes Pediados journey app to plot your vacation.
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  • Don't miss this visit... Kids and adults will love it. Mesmerizing tanks with all kinds of aqua life. Huge sharks, turtles,sting rays, medusas, tropical and Mediterranean fishes!!!totally recommend th...  more »
  • Nice aquarium with a lot of different fishes, octopuses, turtles, crabs, etc. I especially liked the little squids which change their colour depending on the surface (never saw this with my eyes). The...  more »
  • just a 20/30 min walk from gouves holiday park it is within walking distance, we payed 23 eruo for two adults and one teenager great price, was probably in the just under 2 hours its not a massive pla...  more »
  • Pretty awesome aquarium. Loved the layout of the aquarium and the tanks. Best bit was the jellyfish. Not the biggest aquarium in the world, but well worth a visit
  • Great place to visit with kids. There might be more interesting aquariums with more spectacular variation of animals and fishes, but you recognize the effort and enthusiasm of the team to present the local sealife. And the prices are much better than we experienced in similar places.
  • Very usual place, I visited more impressive Aquariums. The most interesting fishes are two sharks. I'm not impressed.
  • It is a great Crete secret. Clean, very informative and much better than expectations. Finished off the tour with a lovely coffee and bite to eat in pleasant surroundings served by very friendly staff. Well worthwhile.
  • Very big aquarium, worth visiting. Even toddler was impressed. A lot of people even in mornings.

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