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Address: near Gouves | Gfzuu, Heraklion, Crete 71003, Greece
Phone Number: +30 2810 337788
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Description: Crete’s aquarium, Cretaquarium, opened in December 2005. Belonging to a...
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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Outstanding experience, excellent set up. Need 2 hours to go around, but you can forget yourself there for days if you want....

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 22, 2015
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Heraklio, Greece
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30 reviews 30 reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Outstanding experience, excellent set up. Need 2 hours to go around, but you can forget yourself there for days if you want....

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Russia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Since I went to Crete with kids, I can't miss the Creteaquarium. Next time I can't miss it again. And again. I have visited the Creteaquarium almost 10 times in total. And I suspect, I doomed to buy Creteauarium mugs and magnets forewer. This is a cool place indeed. Literally, it is a great place to rest of the bright... More 

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Blackpool
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3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Modern well stocked and maintained aquarium, suitable for wheelchair visitors. Quality gift shop and pleasant cafe. We really enjoy visiting.

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 via mobile

We stayed a couple of hours there. It is very clean an has lot of room to walk around. Very interesting species.

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Heraklion, Greece
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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We enjoyed the visit very much. We are a family of 5 (with 3 kids:9 years old, 7 years old and 2,5 years old). The exhibition is amazing and we also liked the cafe and the shop. The sharks are breathtaking and the kids got very excited. I loved the jellyfish very much. After the visit we enjoyed ice-cream and... More 

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Karpathos, Greece
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

The aquarium at Iraklio is a must to visit if you are in Creta .A huge variety of fishes and sea creatures very nicely equipped. ....can be reached easily by bus.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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47 reviews 47 reviews
11 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Nice to spend here an afternoon, when the weather is not perfect for the beach. Not too big, but still interesting.

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Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Great for a family outing:) very pleasant experience here. Big fish tanks and very colorful everywhere

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Warsaw, Poland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Not really big but a nice and very educating place where u can see what lives beneath the surface of the sea

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Athens, Greece
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36 reviews 36 reviews
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

Let yourself dive into deep waters...listen to the music and the sounds of the sea...come face to face with incredible creatures, turtles, jellyfish, rays, eels, octopus and sharks...A modern construction that has nothing to be jealous of other aquariums around Europe...You will be amazed by the installations, the displays, the cleanliness and the way that everything works in Thalassocosmos! You... More 

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