The magnificent Cretaquarium in Heraklion Crete: Crete Aquarium is located in Gouves, just a few kilometers from Heraklion Town and the beach of Hani Kokkini. This is the largest aquarium in the Mediterranean founded in 2005. The Cretan Sea has always been known for the huge diversity of marine life and the beautiful rock formation.
Crete Aquarium depicts marine life with upgraded and impressive presentations of natural landscapes, offering visitors a chance to see rare sea-living creatures. In the aquarium, there are more than 100 different areas for 2,500 the Mediterranean and tropic sea creatures and species. Crete Aquarium aims to offer visitors a fascinating place of entertainment to learn about the Mediterranean marine life using modern methods that apply to all ages. It has large halls equipped with the latest audio-visual systems for exhibitions, speeches, and conferences.
Documentaries about the marine ecosystem are also screened throughout the day. Alongside the educational aspect, Crete Aquarium offers important insight into the marine ecosystem and the extensive range of creatures. It is open daily throughout the year.