Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos, Gournes

4.2
#2 of 16 in Zoos & Aquariums in Greece
Get close to hundreds of species of Mediterranean sea life at Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos. Relevant for both kids and adults, the aquarium houses sharks, turtles, eels, jellyfish, and more. The aquarium opened in 2005 and is operated by the Hellenic Centre for Marine Research. Pick up an audio guide to learn about the animals in each tank and their natural habitats. A visit to Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Gournes journey app to plot your vacation.
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  • The CretAquarium is very beautiful! Good and worthwhile place to visit with your kids. It's like stepping into the seabed! Also there you can learn a lot of interesting things and information. But I find a bit lacking in the element of interactivity. But very good attraction for both families and tourists! I will definitely go back!
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  • Atmospheric, with lovely lighting and some interesting species of fish and seafood. Most are not unknown to the Greeks, but in any way, it's nice to see them so close. I was more excited by tropical fish.
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  • I liked it here. Everything was very beautiful. You can walk through everything quite quickly or like I did i stopped for the fishes cause €10 was paid.
  • Good for 10EUR. As we are fond of zoos and specially when it introduces the work with the animals. The sea life in the aquarium is nice to see but not so full as we recently visited one in the Klaipeda Lithuania. I got exited for the octopus but the tank it is in is kind of small and he is mostly hidden in one of the caves he is provided. The sharks were nice but there is better view for sharks in Barcelona. Recommendation from my side for the staff from me is to provide more information about the sea life. The tank of wastes in the sea was nice. It is really good to know that throwing baby diapers into the sea really affects the sea life. The story about plastic bags vs turtles and jellyfish was awesome to learn about. But please add more texts about the fish you present. I think this one was the shortest trip in the aquarium we had. Overall, not sure it is worth to visit if you had been in other aquariums. The staff is nice though. And the price was not so expensive. Just felt a bit short and lazy presented.
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