Cretaquarium Thalassokosmos, Heraklion

The aquarium “Thalassocosmos” in Heraklion, Crete offers its guests a new experience for a trip to the mysterious world of sea and marine organisms of the Mediterranean. The Aquarium of Crete aims to inform and educate on issues concerning the marine environment, to lead the respect and solidarity with the unique Mediterranean world and inspire kids and adults to be sensitized and mobilized on issues related to healthy future marine environment. Its location is also prime Thalassocosmos since developed on the waterfront of the former American Base Gournes, 15 km from Heraklion city and very close to most tourist area in Crete ranging from Gournes Heraklion, to Hersonissos and Aghios Nikolaos . The visitor who arrives at the aquarium in principle faces a modern building, the architectural design evokes a ship facing the bow towards the western horizon of the sea. After entering the extensive reception area may choose to tour the site of the aquarium-tanks, you can enjoy lunch or coffee in the restaurant and snack bar, or you can attend screenings and events in the multipurpose room. The tour is estimated to last approximately 1 hour if the visitor wishes to explore all organisms and exhibits. The Aquarium is open to all, young and old, families and especially children, research spirits, the romantic, the lovers, the experts and all those who want to learn about the marine environment of the Mediterranean, relax in a pleasant environment and spend a special day.

Distances from:

Hersonissos: 11 Km
Heraklion: 16 Km
Chania: 158 Km
ONYX Rentals: 13 Km