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Cretaquarium Thalassocosmos

#1 of 3 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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  • Very good35%
  • Average13%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“sea life” (38 reviews)
“nice aquarium” (23 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 yesterday

We had the opportunity to see the sea inhabitants of the Mediterranean. The highlights of the CretAquarium are the sharks and a lot of people trying to take a photo in front. There is a low light section with dusky grouper, red scorpionfish, crayfish, gorgonian,...More

Thank Nana_har
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Great Aquarium esp for Children , located on the old American base plenty of parking anf close to the beach , also has a great little traditional restaurant.

Thank foulitsa5
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Aquarium is good and well presented but could be bigger with more displays etc not really worthy of the admission price

Thank mcginge
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Is a normal aquarium without anything special. Few small sharks, one turtle and a very small octopus.

Thank Amalia_Matei
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I took my 7 and 11 year old. The aquarium was small and repetitive. No gift shop. Drinks or ice cream was expensive in their cafe. I had 2 very bored children. Wouldn't go again. There is another aquarium in Crete so might be worth...More

Thank Aprillovescrete
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Don't miss this visit... Kids and adults will love it. Mesmerizing tanks with all kinds of aqua life. Huge sharks, turtles,sting rays, medusas, tropical and Mediterranean fishes!!!totally recommend this place!!!

Thank Stefanaki M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice aquarium with a lot of different fishes, octopuses, turtles, crabs, etc. I especially liked the little squids which change their colour depending on the surface (never saw this with my eyes). The kids (6 and 3 years old) enjoyed this place a lot.

Thank RJoker
Reviewed 1 week ago

just a 20/30 min walk from gouves holiday park it is within walking distance, we payed 23 eruo for two adults and one teenager great price, was probably in the just under 2 hours its not a massive place but well worth the visit, there...More

Thank Sarah J
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very big aquarium with variety of fish. In the season its alittle bit crowded but stiil a great place to be.

Thank Geula A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited with family, mid-morning in August. It was a good alternative activity (i.e. out of the sun and away from the pool/sea for a bit). Allow about 60-90 minutes to get round, depending on how engaged with the information you're likely to be. Slightly bemused...More

Thank Martyn S
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2 July 2017|
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Response from Sergios H | Reviewed this property |
can t say, a photo would be helpful
18 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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