A dive in the Mediterranean marine world awaits you in the CretAquarium.
Come and meet more than 2500 individuals of fish and invertebrates, approximately 200 Mediterranean species, in numerous tanks of varying sizes that represent underwater Cretan landscapes such as the unique rock formations of Matala or the sea beds of Vai. From the big hunter sharks to the tiny seahorses, the sensational jellyfish and the colorful rainbow wrasse, the variety of Mediterranean marine species is pronounced with background the various representations of their natural biotopes. Discover the connection between the Mediterranean and the Red sea with its tropical species. Explore the various touch screen information points and learn more about the life of our Mediterranean inhabitants. Explore the interior of our tanks and obtain a different view point through our underwater remote-control cameras.
The CretAquarium, part of THALASSOCOSMOS, one of the biggest building complexes in the Mediterranean devoted to marine science, technology and recreation, belongs to the Hellenic Center for Marine Research (HCMR).