The 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.
Explore Heraklion with a tour
Discover some of the most popular tours in Heraklion:
Spend the day exploring the magnificent diversity of Mediterranean sea life. See more than 2,000 aquatic creatures ranging from sharks to jellyfish to sea turtles — and much more. Survey the underwater landscapes of some of Crete’s most biodiverse areas.
Capture beautiful photos of Heraklion on an amazing full-day photography tour. Develop your photography skills and see the sights through the eyes of your camera. Then, marvel at the marine life of the Mediterranean at the Aquarium of Crete.