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Cretaquarium – Θαλασσόκοσμος


The Cretaquarium – Thalassocosmos officially started its operation in December 2005, in the area of ​​Gournes in Crete, Greece, 15 km. east of Heraklion. In a location which consists a unique park of research, education, culture and recreation that aims to promote and diffuse knowledge for the marine environment.

The Cretaquarium – Thalassocosmos invented by former employees of the Institute of Marine Biology of Crete, it is a creation of the Greek Marine Research Centre, and thus is backed by the knowledge specialization and innovation of Greeks Scientists that Aquatic environment has developed over the last 20 years.


Sizes and elements of the aquarium

  • 000t.m. surroundings
  • 000t.m. Parking lot
  • 600t.m. fairgrounds aquarium
  • 600t.m. technical premises (backstage)
  • 32 tanks with 50 observation points
  • 0,5 – 600 cm volume of the tank (1 million. 600 000 liters of sea water)
  • m transparent walls
  • 000 marine organisms
  • Visit Duration – 1 hour
  • Multipurpose room (projector, seminars, etc.) for 150 people
  • Restaurant
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