Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos, Gournes Pediados

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#2 of 11 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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  • Is a must destination if the restaurant and bretheis in Crete. Is an awesome teaching experience that does not appear asygkinitoys nor best nor adults. To mporeseis to remarks Tosa sanitary maritime life in (technical location) their natural environment is not something that you can do daily. Back visiting in the area. -The only negative is that Nice is located outside the city so the kind Middle deemed necessary.
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  • Very interesting experience Crete Aquarium! Worth not miss to do episkeytei! Check the schedule for the events!
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  • A small but interesting Aquarium. Many species of fish. Pretty large sharks. More than two hours had not noticed how passed-it was interesting to wander alone on the premises with the fishes and marine reptiles. We were there almost alone, since it is not in season. There is a café (didn't work)
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  • We took a bus to this location from Heraklion. It's worth a visit only if you have extra time while in Crete and wish to spend it somewhere. The aquarium doesn't have a large collection but it was clean and well maintained. Would be better if looking into it as a package along with the dinosaur park close by. Could be a fun outing if traveling with young children. All in all an ok experience.
  • Nice aquarium with many different species. A lot of information. Bar with restaurant small but good for quick bite. Toilets could be kept a little bit cleaner. Recommend to visit with kids.
  • Great little Aquarium. Quite small but don't let that stop you. Very relaxing music as you walk around. Lots of species to see. Great for adults and children alike.
  • Pleasantly surprised. This is a fairly decent aquarium. I'd put it a notch below Birch Aquarium in San Diego. Where Birch has a lot more information and education, Cret has a few more species. These include sea turtles, octopus and some unique fish as well. Good educational fun.
  • It is a magical place where you can find all kind of fish. I went there in February 2016 allready so this time I explored the nearby beaches.

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