Один из крупнейших европейских аквариумов, критскийCRETAquarium is located east of Heraklion, between resorts Kato Gouves and Kokkini Hani. A visit to the aquarium will an amazing and informative adventure for both adults and children, because here you can see with your own eyes the inhabitants of the sea the depths of the Mediterranean.
In 60 aquariums live fish of the most bizarre shapes and colors, seahorses, jellyfish, stingrays and even sharks. Appearance and the bottom of the CRETAquarium is done in such a way that as best as possible conform to the natural marine conditions. Artificially grottoes and crevices in the bottom, as well as corals, algae and special lighting gives visitors a feeling of real stay at the bottom of the sea. Almost 2 million liters of sea water here are home to 2.5 thousand organisms (250 species), for life which can be observed from 100 different points. On average in order It takes about 2 hours to view all the rooms.
Cretan Aquarium is part of the Greek Marine Center research. Here are actively engaged in the popularization and spreading knowledge about the marine life of the Mediterranean and the seas Greece, are developing their own training programs. For CRETAquarium excursions use the latest systems and technologies: there are audio guides here – both personal and group, with excursions in 9 languages, including Russian; video projectors, information points with touch screens, microscopes and stereoscopes for observing the smallest organisms. CRETAquarium employees conduct excursions for visitors Greek, French and English, as well as in some others – by appointment.
A photo: www.cretaquarium.gr
In high season (from May to September) CRETAquarium works from 9:30 to 21:00, and from October to April – until 17:00. Ticket price (as of December 2013) – 6 euro per adult, children under 5 years old – free of charge (periodically change, you can clarify them on the site of the aquarium). Cost of audio guide – 3 euro.
Those who came to the aquarium from afar or just tired after excursions, you can eat in a cafe on the territory of the aquarium. There is also a shop where you can buy souvenirs, educational books on marine life, toys, decorations, cards and calendars with photos taken in the aquarium.
Aquarium website: www.cretaquarium.gr
How to get to the aquarium in Crete?
CRETAquarium coordinates: DMS: N35 ° 1957 “, E25 ° 1657”, DD: 35.332611, 25.282625