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Cretaquarium Thalassocosmos

Heraklion, Crete 71003, Greece
+30 2810 337788
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Ranked #3 of 33 Attractions in Heraklion
Type: Aquariums
Owner description: Crete’s aquarium, Cretaquarium, opened in December 2005. Belonging to a large European family of aquariums, the Cretaquarium offers its visitors the... more » 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). « less
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Stockport, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

We visited the aquarium in late August and went in late afternoon. It was fairly quiet so was great to be able to see all the tanks without having to wait for a quick look. The shark tank was impressive and there was a lot of information if you wanted to read it. The fish all seemed to be in... More

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

Many aquariums, loved the sharks, maduzaz and lobsters, but only 1 colorful reef fish tank, the rest are big/small/medium grey fish (groupers etc.) the place is very dark in most parts so not every kid would like. no squids or octupuses or stingrays. geat morey eels tank, but looks small for the ells themselfs. very friendly and helpful crew.

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Malmesbury, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

9 Euros for this was, in my opinion, very overpriced. It's a bit of a pain to get to, far out of Hersonissos and when the bus dropped us off we had to walk down a fairly unsignposted road for about 15 minutes until we arrived. Once inside they didn't tell us that the touch pools were closed for the... More

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Heraklion, Greece
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Very impressive and interesting.My son was amazed by the huge sharks and the variety of fish. Will go again with friends.

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limnos greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

a nice place in kokkini hani outside heraklion close to gouves a summer resort village with plenty of tanks full of fosh nice kind personnel

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athens
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

After having visited Dinosauria you procced to aquarium which is based on an old us millitary base. Wide selection of marine world.

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Athens, Greece
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

After so many talking about the 'famous' Aquarium of Crete -and in fact one, if not the only, we have here in Greece- I would be liar to say I was impressed. In fact, I was dissapointed. I would evaluate it just acceptable. Fishes not impressive at all, blur waters to all tanks, dirty and old-fashioned signs, just acceptable toilets,... More

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Lemnos, Greece
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

we enjoyed a few hours at the Cretaqaurium - some very well done displays and a beautiful large tanks with loads to see.

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High Wycombe, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Great Aquarium full of all sorts of sea life! There's lots to see here so it'll probably take you a few hours to walk around. The main attraction is the large shark tank, this tank is huge and curves over your head, making for some lovely photos of the fish and sharks swimming overhead. Pick your visiting times wisely as... More

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Heraklion, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Lots of species, very nice environment.you will need a couple of hours to look around. Close to began and hersonissos

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