Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos, Gournes Pediados

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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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  • Recently visited this little gem while on hols. Only 6 euros each to get in (think sign read 9 euros for adults in high season). Although not a huge aquarium it's still great value for money, lots to ...  more »
  • Huge aquarium ... multiple species fish and not only! Proximity with the karcharies is something great ... Bravo ... great job ....
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  • Not the greatest aquarium what I have seen in Europe but definitely fun to visit. The animals look good and and there is a nice restaurant at the end of the ride. In a one and a half an hour you're through it so nice to combine with other activities. You can also if you outside on a terrace just an ice cream like we did.
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  • If you like a marine life it is certainly place you have to visit. Building outside looks a little bit forgotten :) but inside it is a dream. A lot of aquariums with great animals and the biggest one with a few quite big sharks. Many nice attractions around and a restaurant makes it really worth visiting.
  • As a group guide i love this place for the beginning of the day. Calm, pretty and interesting. The staff, from the reception to the restaurant and the cleaning crew - all very nice and friendly.
  • 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.
  • Omg we had so much fun! I was there with my boyfriend, we love everything actually. All the strange fish, the sharks, sea turtle.. just wow. You have to go.. 😊
  • This was a small but nicely put together aquarium. Lots of life and a fabulous cafe there. We had amazing salads. Made for a lovely day out.
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