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Heraklion: CRETAquarium Admission Ticket

1. Heraklion: CRETAquarium Admission Ticket

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.

Heraklion: Guided Day Trip with Walking Tour & Cretaquarium

2. Heraklion: Guided Day Trip with Walking Tour & Cretaquarium

A different excursion for those who want to experience the island’s everyday life! We start with a tour around the city of Heraklion (app. 30 min.) with our first stop at the Liberty Square in the center. From there, you have the opportunity to visit the capital town of Crete. The Byzantium, the Ottoman Empire, the Venetian Rule have all left their marks on Heraklion. You can admire the imposing fortress of Koules at the harbor, the Venetian Walls that surround the old city, you can sit at one of the many restaurants or coffee shops in the Lions’ Square to enjoy your coffee or your lunch or if you wish to, you will be able to visit one of the many city museums, the Municipal Library and the Art Gallery or one of the numerous byzantine churches. After our visit in Heraklion, we will visit the biggest open-air Market in Pateles where dozens of peddlers offer their merchandise in very good prices. For those who do not want to visit the Center of Heraklion and the Market… an excursion otherwise! A different experience at the largest multi store of the island Jumbo! Upon arrival in Heraklion and around the city, our customers will be transferred to the department store with stay of about 3 hours. Shopping on the endless corridors with thousands of items, toys, decoration, clothing, home etc… Next Stop the Cretaquarium. Here you are going to admire various marine species, from small fish and clams to big sharks and tuna, all of which are indigenous of the Mediterranean... After our tour, we can enjoy our coffee in the café of the building before we go back to our hotels. 10:00 Arrival in Heraklion (city tour 30 min) 10:45 Arrival Jumbo 13:45 Departure from Jumbo OR 10:30 Free time in Heraklion 12:40 Arrival open-air Market 14:00 Departure from open-air Market 14:30 Arrival Cretaquarium 16:00 Departure from Cretaquarium 16:45 Arrival Heraklion ROUTE: 80 km. DURATION: app. 7 hours STAY HERAKLION: 2 hours STAY MARKET: 1 hour & 20 min. STAY AQUARIUM:1 ½ hours OR STAY JUMBO: app.3 hours

Crete: Heraklion Bus Day Trip with Pateles Market Visit

3. Crete: Heraklion Bus Day Trip with Pateles Market Visit

Explore the sights in Heraklion with this bus tour from selected areas of Crete. Discover sights like Liberty Square and Koules fortress on a sightseeing tour. Spend some free time downtown and stop at the Pateles Farmers Market and the Cretaquarium Enjoy the convenience of pickup from locations outside of select hotels in Malia, Stalis, Hersonissos, Analipsi, Anissaras, Gouves, Gournes, Kokkini Chani, Heraklion, Ammoudara, and Heraklion. Sit back and relax on a spacious, comfortable, and air-conditioned bus.  Start with a sightseeing tour around the city with a first stop at Liberty Square to take in the statues and fountains. Explore the Byzantine, Ottoman, and Venetian influences on the city. Admire the imposing fortress of Koules at the harbor and the Venetian Walls that surround the old city. Have some free time to sit at one of the many restaurants or coffee shops in Lions Square or to see one of city museums, the Municipal Library, or the Art Gallery. Make your way to the Pateles Farmers Market where you can peruse dozens of stalls and haggle for excellent deals. Next, stop at the Cretaquarium where you can purchase a ticket to view various Mediterranean species, including sharks and tuna. Spend some time to get a coffee in a café before transferring back to your hotel.

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What people are saying about CRETAquarium

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 141 reviews

The staff is very friendly and helpful. The aquariums are lovingly designed and well signposted. The AudioGuide is highly recommended to find out more information about the animals. We got the tickets online in advance. Even so, there was a queue of almost an hour. But it was certainly due to the fact that the weather in Heraklion was rainy and the beach holidaymakers were looking for an alternative.

Great aquarium. Beautifully designed large pools. Everything very well maintained. There was a long line that we wanted to join. However, a member of staff came to me immediately and let us know that I am quite pregnant. Stupid for the others, but very good for me and incredibly attentive from the employee. Thanks very much!

Gorgeous large widescreen screens. You can see practically everything that is not hidden in the reef or crevices. Beautiful fish and shark. The swimming turtles were a big surprise. I recommend it to everyone.

Audio guide not absolutely necessary, fish written in many languages. Nice aquarium, highly recommended for children and adults!

Fantastic aquarium, very big, with šo many different fishes. The shark and medūzas were excelent! Recomennd to take audio quide!