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Cretaquarium Thalassocosmos, Gournes Pediados
(4.2/5 based on 1,500+ reviews on the web)
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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  • 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 sha...  more »
  • For the love of thalassokosmoy definitely is the number 1 solution to see and should close the greatness from the Mediterranean ... A beautiful effort that definitely has a lot to give even to visitors ... If there are kids definitely get the facts with you and the day in Ellinikoys bythoys ...
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  • The submarine is always a dream. This giant Aquarium very beautifully arranged. In particular, nano technology made with sea turtles, sea water main, colorful fish and of course the shark spectacular. Heraklion is just 10 km away.
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  • 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