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Visitor Attractions

Gournes Heraklion Rethymno Chania Agios Nikolaos Malia Hersonissos (Chersonissos) Chania Area, Rethymnon Area, Heraklion Area, Lassithi Area

Cretaquarium is a unique experience whether you're a visitor to Crete or a resident. Explore the sea world of the Mediterranean close up and marvel at the hundreds of species who live their life beneath the waves. Enjoy the colours, habits and behaviour of these beautiful inhabitants of the undersea world without even having to get your feet wet!

From the tiniest organisms to Sand Tiger Sharks, Clown Anemonefish to Sea Horses, you will be fascinated by the diversity and co-existence of life in the undersea world.

The aquarium is run by the Hellenic Centre for Marine Research (HCMR).

Educational Programmes
Educational programmes designed for Primary and Secondary School level are held in the aquarium facilities under the guidance and supervision of specialists working at Cretaquarium and the Hellenic Centre for Marine Research.
All programmes are tailored to the level of pupils participating with the emphasis being on hands-on experience.


Become a member of Cretaquarium for only 16 € and visit as often as you wish for a whole year. Subsequent renewals offer additional years of membership for free. Please visit the Cretaquarium website from the link below for more information.

Admission Prices
  • Standard Admission 9 €

  • Children aged 5-17 6 €

  • Students* 6 €

  • Escorts for Persons with Special Needs 0 €

  • Aquarium Members FREE

  • Persons with Special Needs* FREE

  • Children aged 0-4 FREE

  • Tour guides* FREE

Additional contact details:

Members’ helpdesk

Information for professionals and tour operators

Telephone Numbers

Visitor information:
+30 2810 337788

+30 2810 337888

Members helpline:
+30 2810 337707

+30 2810 337880

Administration fax:
+30 2810 337882

Opening Times
Cretaquarium Thalassocosmos is open 365 days a year, including all public holidays.

1st May to 30th September

1st October to 30th April

9€ (1/5 - 30/9), 6€ (1/10 - 30/4)

Click here to view the photo gallery


Daily. See above.


35.3265755, 25.2763696


Cretaquarium Thalassocosmos - Aquarium
Former American Base at Gournes
PO Box 2214
Crete, Greece
Postcode: 71003

Phone 1: (00 30) 2810 337788
Phone 2: (00 30) 2810 337888
Fax: (00 30) 2810 337882

email: Click here to send an email to Cretaquarium


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