Entry ticket

Heraklion Area: CRETAquarium Admission Ticket

Activity provider: CRETAquarium
Entry ticket

Heraklion Area: CRETAquarium Admission Ticket

Activity provider: CRETAquarium

From US$ 8.68 per person

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.

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  • Immerse yourself in the stunning underwater world of the Mediterranean Sea
  • Travel between the open sea, coastal zones, and craggy caves as you explore one of Europe's largest aquariums
  • Peer in from 100 observation points to admire more than 250 different species of sea life
Full description
Venture into the ocean’s depth with a 1-day admission ticket to the CRETAquarium. One of Europe’s largest aquariums, over 2,000 sea creatures lice the CRETAquarium's 60 diverse habitats. Delve into the caves and crevices of the Mediterranean, where stingrays and rock-like scorpionfish slither about. Pop out into the open ocean, where menacing sharks circle, waiting to be fed. Get up close and personal with jellyfish and schools of vibrant tropical clownfish through shallow, open-topped tanks, which allow a new viewing perspective of well known species.  Above all, gain a new appreciation for the unending diversity of the world’s most mystifying environment. When you’ve had your fill of looking at the ocean’s residents, why not pop in for a dip? The CRETAquarium is, fittingly, right on the beach.
  • Entrance fee
  • Audioguide (depending on option selected)
  • Transport to the Aquarium
  • Personal expenses
  • Food and drinks
  • Guided tour

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Meeting point

You can easily reach by taxi or car via the national road.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Smoking
  • Alcohol and drugs

Know before you go

  • Please note, you will need approximately 1 hour to explore the Aquarium
  • You may rent an audio guide at the reception for 3€ with your choice of 9 languages
  • You can visit the Aquarium by car or taxi in 25 minutes either from Heraklion, or from Malia and Hersonissos
  • It usually gets very busy in the summer between 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM and there are can be long lines
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.2 /5

based on 287 reviews

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It's a very nice place to visit in general. The staff is very helpful and polite. We didn't see any sharks though, they were not alive. It's very crowded and people make noise. I believe the description in the audio guide should be more informative than the basic information, but for someone who lacks knowledge is quite good.

March 29, 2023

Superleuk! Het is niet prijzig en je moet ook geen urenlange entertainment verwachten. Toch zie je een heleboel dieren in goed onderhouden tanks! Dieren zijn er goed uit, verblijven zijn in orde, vriendelijk personeel, leerzame dingen en gewoon even wat anders

March 29, 2023

Ziemlich weiter Fussweg wenn man mit den öffentlichen Bus kommt, lieber mit dem Auto bzw. ein Taxi nehmen. Das Aquarium selbst ist ziemlich klein und nach einer Stunde waren wir auch schon durch, aber dass was wir gesehen haben war ziemlich schön und nett eingerichtet. Unser Kleiner hatte Spaß gehabt.

March 29, 2023

Product ID: 246792