The experience and the exploration of the Mediterranean marine world begin here. Hundreds of species and thousands of organisms come face to face with you to reveal their charming behavior, their own various shapes and colors, their habits and needs. Get to know them and think about what might be our common future.
CretAquarium is part of the broader building complex of “THALASSOKOSMOS” where is hosted the Hellenic Centre for Marine Research (HCMR) of Crete on the site of the former American Base in Gournes, 15 km from the city of Heraklion.
With the aquarium, the modern facilities of the Institute of Marine Biology and Genetics and the Institute of Aquaculture, the “THALASSOCOSMOS” complex is a unique park of research, education, culture and recreation that aims to promote and spread the knowledge about the marine environment.
CretAquarium includes 32 tanks with a total capacity of 1,600,000 liters of seawater. Fifty observation points allow visitors to see the life and habits of sea creatures, while special cameras reveal the hidden parts of the tanks.
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