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Cretaquarium Thalassocosmos

#1 of 2 things to do in Gournes Pediados Features Animals
Gournes Pediados, Crete 71003, Greece
+30 281 033 7788
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Crete’s aquarium, Cretaquarium, opened in December 2005. Belonging to a large European family of aquariums, the Cretaquarium offers its visitors the unique chance to plunge into the great marine world of the Mediterranean. From the big hunter sharks to the tiny seahorses, the sensational jellyfish, the diversity of marine life is set off against underwater Cretan seascapes such as the rock formations at Matala( South Crete)and the sea bed at Vai(North East Crete).
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  • Average13%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“sea life” (36 reviews)
“nice aquarium” (22 reviews)
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 21:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Gournes Pediados, Crete 71003, Greece
+30 281 033 7788
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Reviewed 3 days ago

If you visit Crete, you must not miss it. Rich collection of fishes and other sea creatures. The αcoustic guided tour is very helpful.

Thank Καλλιόπη Τ
Reviewed 1 week ago

Easy access with the stroller, interesting even for very young children , awful food at the cafe , unwashed fruit salad

Thank evagnk
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not just she,the two of us in our thirties we really enjoy it. With a baby it is a short visit but it was such a good way to spend time in shade. Also their kitchen is very nice.

Thank Mirjana V
Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent aquarium featuring everything from the tiny clown fish which they have managed to successfully breed to the impressive variety of larger fish and sharks in the main tank. We worth a visit.

Thank treb0r71
Reviewed 1 week ago

A much more involving and interesting aquarium than is first apparent when you arrive. There is an impressive collection of fish, sharks and other creatures. The restaurant looked and smelled very good although we didn't actually go in. There is a lovely beach which we...More

Thank FlyingScotsman95
Reviewed 1 week ago

I expected a little more from this aquarium. There are a little species of sea animals. My son was excited at sharks and jellyfish but he was sad when it ended so quickly.

Thank Liza P
Reviewed 1 week ago

It's quite interesting if you have never visited a big aquarium before because it's rather small. It is well laid out and the tanks allow great visibility. We enjoyed the ice cream in the restaurant next to the Aquarium and then we walked to the...More

Thank Anne K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We are divers and we're happy to see the fish of Crete you can't see in the sea anymore as the Mediterranean is so fished out. It's a small aquarium but they do also have fish and larger Pelagius as well as smaller fish. Signs...More

Thank poleinahole1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Read some mixed reviews on TA before attending, so wasn't sure what to expect. We visited with two young kids, and loved our time here. 90 minutes was enough to enjoy this beautifully presented aquarium, and its nice collection of sea life. Some of the...More

2  Thank HoodedBanoonigan
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This aquarium is OK for what it has, which is not huge. Context is important here I guess. Seems that a place so close to the Med Sea would be HUGE but not so much. The displays were nicely done and my kids enjoyed it....More

Thank Steve S
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3 July 2017|
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Response from Sergios H | Reviewed this property |
can t say, a photo would be helpful
19 June 2017|
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Response from George T | Reviewed this property |
They are open all year round, closing is earlier though in winter, I believe around 17:00.
Julia G
10 August 2016|
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Response from Panta N | Property representative |
you have to go to the central KTEL station first.
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