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Cretaquarium (Thalassokosmos) Tours and Activities

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Cretaquarium (Thalassokosmos, or "Sea World" in Greek), Crete's gleaming white sea aquarium opened in the island’s former American Base in December 2005, is the largest in Greece and showcases the magical fish and marine ecosystems of the Mediterranean Sea. As well as educating visitors on the mysteries of the deep, Cretaquarium plays a serious role in researching and conserving sea life, as well as in caring for injured fish and marine life.

More than 2,500 fish from more than 250 indigenous species, ranging from sand tiger sharks to microscopic sea horses, can be seen in 60 tanks filled with 1.7 million liters of seawater, each carefully themed for a local Mediterranean marine environment. The aquarium has walk-through tanks with sharks, loggerhead turtles, comical groupers, and velvety rays floating overhead, as well as 100 observation spots where entertaining and informative information is laid out for children as colorful shoals of fish flit in front of their eyes. Specially designed "touch pools" allow for interaction with marine invertebrates and there are daily workshops and lectures for families.

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Daily 9.30am–4:30pm
Gournes, Heraklion, Crete, 710 03
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Spinalonga & Agios Nikolaos from Heraklion region

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Spinalonga & Agios Nikolaos from Heraklion region

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Travel on the north-east coast with a boat ride on the picturesque bay of MIRABELLO. Visit the small fortified island of SPINALONGA. Accompanied by a professional tour guide you will stroll through the streets of the Venetian castle and get acquainted with the interesting history of the island. Continuing the sea voyage, the ship docks in the bay KOLOKITHA where you have free time for swimming in the crystal clear waters. Then you will head to the next stop, the town of AGIOS NIKOLAOS. You can enjoy walking on your own in this beautiful place, have a coffee or beer with the view to the famous lake VOULIAZMENI. *Pick-up (from the specific bus stops outside of your hotel) is arranged after booking. From villages of the North Heraklion region (Agia Pelagia, Gouves, Hersonissos,etc).
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  • 8 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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CRETAquarium Entrance Ticket in Crete

CRETAquarium Entrance Ticket in Crete

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While on Crete, take time to explore the amazing underwater ecosystems of the Mediterranean with a visit to the shoreline CretΑquarium. Marvel at more than 2,000 sea creatures representing 200 different species like sting rays, jellyfish, sea turtles, and scorpionfish. Learn about the abundance of life found deep within the Cretan and Mediterranean sea beds, and support the aquarium's educational and wildlife rescue programs.
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  • 1 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Dinosaur Park & Creta Aquarium Private Tour

Dinosaur Park & Creta Aquarium Private Tour

The opportunity for a unique journey into the world of dinosaurs. A magical experience awaits. The Dinosauria welcomes you to a world with dozens of dinosaurs that gives the opportunity for children and adults to learn about the fascinating history of dinosaurs in the years passing by the giant Tyrannosaurus Rex! After this wonderful visit, we will go to the real beings who live in the sea to Cretaquarium. As one of the biggest aquarium in Europe, Cretaquarium offers visitors a unique opportunity to explore the magical world of the Mediterranean Sea. Sharks, tiny seahorses and spectacular jellyfish, the variety of marine life have been featured in underwater landscapes, like rocks in Matala (south Crete) and the bottom of Vai (South Crete). A full tour seeing all the exhibits and species will take about 2 hours.
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  • 7 hours
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Heraklion City Tour - Aquarium

Heraklion City Tour - Aquarium

A different excursion for those who want to experience the island’s everyday life. You start to get to know the city of Heraklion. The Byzantium, the Ottoman Empire, the Venetian Rule have all left their marks on Heraklion. You can admire the imposing fortress of Koules at the harbor, the Venetian walls that surround the old city, you can sit at one of the many restaurants or coffee shops in the Lions’ Square to enjoy your coffee or your lunch, or if you wish to, you will be able to visit one of the many city museums, the Municipal Library and the Art Gallery or one of the numerous byzantine churches. Grab your cameras and take shots of whatever you like most! Just a few kilometers away from Heraklion, you can visit optional the Cretaquarium or have a swim on a sandy beach
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  • 8 hours
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Heraklion Market City Tour & Cretaquarium!

Heraklion Market City Tour & Cretaquarium!

A Tour for anyone who wants to live like a native inhabitant of Heraklion for a day and learn small secrets of the city! A unique tour for those who want to experience the island’s everyday life! We start with a small sightseeing Tour in Heraklion and additionally we will have almost 2 Hours of free time to enjoy the City. Then we will visit the famous open-air Saturday market, where dozens of peddlers offer their merchandise at very good prices. Finally, a unique chance to visit the famous Cretaquarium.
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  • 7 hours
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Imbros Gorge

Imbros Gorge

At the island of Crete, we have a lot of gorges with different levels of difficulty and distances. We would like to give you the experience to walk a gorge with a low/middle level of difficulty into the White mountains. Walking distance 7 km. and walking time depending from you, approximately 2.5/3 hours.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
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5-Day Small-Group Guided Summer Tour in Crete

5-Day Small-Group Guided Summer Tour in Crete

Through this trip you will be able to enjoy the beauties of this island which is famous for hospitality and purity. The way we will follow will reward you with the best memories. We will visit picturesque beaches, villages and cities. You will taste the delicious traditional recipes of the island. This trip will be unforgettable for young and old!
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  • 5 days
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Sightseeing tour services with car and driver

Sightseeing tour services with car and driver

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Our chauffeur Services is an ideal choice for excursions and private tours, as well as transfers from Ports and airports around Crete. We are pleased to provide a comfortable and reliable service to visitors with a disability and we can offer accessible vehicle fully equipped with the necessary facilities. Enjoy the expertise, comfort, safety and the highest level of professionalism of our services while exploring the best that Chania/Crete has to offer in a swift and relaxing way.
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  • 5 to 8 hours
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What are Cretaquarium (Thalassokosmos) hours of operation?
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Cretaquarium (Thalassokosmos) hours of operation: Daily 9.30am–4:30pm. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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Should I book Cretaquarium (Thalassokosmos) tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Cretaquarium (Thalassokosmos) can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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How much does it cost to visit Cretaquarium (Thalassokosmos) 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Cretaquarium (Thalassokosmos) costs USD 7.11. Guided Cretaquarium (Thalassokosmos) tours start around USD 7.11 per person.
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