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Cretaquarium Thalassocosmos, Gournes Pediados

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Zoo / Aquarium
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. Make Cretaquarium Thalassocosmos a part of your Gournes Pediados vacation plans using our Gournes Pediados itinerary maker.
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  • We visited the aquarium during our stay on Crete last week. It is a very nice place on the surface, but I couldn't help thinking that some if not most of the basins seem rather small for their inhabit...  more »
  • Visited the aquarium many times during a cephalopod conference last week. We also had lunch there, as well as an evening meal next to the shark tanks. A great aquarium with lots of interesting and int...  more »
  • I have visited the aquarium before, back in it's early days and I was excited back then, but nothing can prepare you for the thrilling experience your child gets, when she or he sees it for the first ...  more »
  • Great for children. Lot of parking space, there's a restaurant with sea food (fresh & delicious). You will probably not spend more than 1 hour inside. Set expectations, you are in Crete so nothing huge or unusual.
  • Very nice place. Long opening hours. Easy to reach by bus from the area, but you have to walk to it about 1km. Recommend coming later when it's not so crowded. Lot of variety in fishes and other sea creatures. Sharks are BIG. I liked they had names of fishes in several languages including Czech.
  • Quite big aquarium, lots of fishes, very well made tanks. The sharks tank is HUGE, there are 4 sharks there, and the jelly fish tank is amazing! We went there with the local bus, it's a 30 minute ride and then 10 minutes by foot.
  • Visited here with the family and we all loved it! The aquarium is very modern and clean with lots of different fish and big tanks. There's also loads of information about all of the fish inside (in multiple different languages). Overall I would highly recommend this aquarium to anyone, especially families. You could easily spend the entire day here looking at all of the different fish and marine species.
  • Good place for a afternoon out. And good beach for swimming not to far away