Cretaquarium – The Magic of the Sea

Cretaquarium – Thalassokosmos is one of the most important aquariums in Europe. It began its activity in December 2005 in the former American base of Gournes and immediately became a center of attraction for thousands of visitors. Immerse yourself in the amazing underwater world of the Mediterranean at one of Europe’s largest aquariums. Travel through the open sea, coastal zones, and rugged caves as you explore. With 100 observation points, you can admire over 250 different species of marine life.

If you’re an animal lover, traveling with kids or just looking to kill some time, the Cretaquarium should be on your list.


Getting there

The CretAquarium complex is located in the former US base in Gournes, 14 km from the city of Heraklion and the international airport “N. Kazantzakis”.

From the CretAquarium, all important destinations in the area can be reached via the national road.

The special brown information signs located along the road network of Crete indicate the road that leads to the CretAquarium.

A Local Advises:

The CRETAquarium is open 365 days a year, even on holidays and closing days.

It’s a great option for an extremely hot summer day or a rainy day in the fall!

There is plenty and free of charge parking space around!

Nearby, there’s also a Dinosaur Park that young travelers will love!

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