Entry ticket

Heraklion Area: CRETAquarium Admission Ticket

Activity provider: CRETAquarium
Entry ticket

Heraklion Area: CRETAquarium Admission Ticket

Activity provider: CRETAquarium

From US$ 8.55 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.

September 8, 2022

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.

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September 25, 2021

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!

July 25, 2021

Product ID: 246792