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Cretaquarium Thalassocosmos

Heraklion, Crete 71003, Greece
+30 2810 337788
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Ranked #4 of 32 Attractions in Heraklion
Owner description: Crete’s aquarium, Cretaquarium, opened in December 2005. Belonging to a large European family of...
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Owner description: 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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Heraklion, Greece
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

excellent place to go with kids! the place is simply amazing ....if you realy want to donot bother you for two hours rent the informational system....they will go from tank to tank and hearing the information and they will tell you back !!! i have gone probably three or four times and i will go back again!FREE PARKING!it is situaded... More 

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Heraklion, Greece
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

This is a very interesting visit at a medium size acquarium that is suitable for families as well as individuals. Includes sharks and seaturtle.

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Coquitlam, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

When you travel to a distant city it always becomes a question of what to do when you get there. If you do happen to visit Heraklion you should visit the aquarium. It is a bit of a hike to get there without a car but the bus from the city will get you close. The displays are very well... More 

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Well priced attraction with plenty to see..Well signposted as it's to be found on a largely unused industrial estate. Free parking.. Very modern style building and very informative staff..

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Heraklion, Greece
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

When we first visited Cretaquarum, my daugter was 3 years old. When we entered she was so exited that she started to scream from happiness... Everytime i visit Cretaquarium, i feel so close to the sea, and never stop to be amazed by the variety of the species and the beautiful scenery.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

It was my first time in an aquarium as big as this one. Beautifully organised. A great place to visit with children. My favorite were the big sharks! The only minus point is the location, if you don't have a car and take the bus, you will have to walk quite a bit to get there from the bus stop.

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Heraklion, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

One of the best aquariums in the Mediterranean. It really worth going. The jellyfish was incredible!

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Cheshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Walking distance from the hotel lovely stroll along the sea front passing the day weather not too good only 6 euros to visit so didnt expect much and what a surprise it was excellent value for money never get that value in Britain

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Nova Kakhovka, Ukraine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Visited daughter Crete Aquarium, her 1 year and 8 months, got a lot of impressions. Reaction Baby items diversity inhabitants of the water element was simply awesome. Visible behind glass at the distance arm shark, a predator with a mouth full of powerful and big teeth, huge fish, turtles makes relive exciting sensations even an adult, make a discovery. I... More 

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Okotoks, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

just OK- as we were a week out of high season there was not much to do to entertain children, so we went here. They should reduce the price more than they did

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