Cretaquarium – Thalassocosmos is a wonderful aquarium which was founded by the employees of the former Institute of Marine Biology of Crete, resulting in being supported by knowledge and expertise. The aquarium, officially started its operation 10 years ago and continues successfully in the area of Gournes 15 km. east of Heraklion city. In a location that is a unique park of research, education, culture and recreation, which aims to promote knowledge about the marine environment.
Cretaquarium, is an aquarium representing the Mediterranean sea life, using modern ways, and offers a unique spectacle that attracts children and adults, while educating and raising public awareness about the diversity of Mediterranean species and habitats, making it unique in the destination choices of Crete.
Sharks are an attraction but not the protagonists. Moreover, there is a variety of marine organisms that exceeds 250 species and is considered one of the largest aquariums in the Mediterranean area. In the aquarium are offered detailed memos on the species you see, while you can get special headsets. The building of the aquarium is approximately 100 meters away from a beautiful sandy beach, which is ideal for swimming and relaxation.
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