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Heraklion Area: CRETAquarium Admission Ticket

Heraklion Area: 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.

Crete: Heraklion Market & Creta Aquarium *Skip the line

Crete: Heraklion Market & Creta Aquarium *Skip the line

Explore the sights in Heraklion with this bus tour from selected areas of Crete on a half day tour. Discover sights like Liberty Square and Koules Fortress on a sightseeing tour combined with a visit at the Cretaquarium. This is created for families and explorers. 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 visit at the famous Cretaquarium where you can purchase a ticket to skip the line to view various Mediterranean species, including sharks, tuna and sea turtles. Don't miss the absolut highlight of the Cretaquarium, the Jelly fishes. It's for every human kind an attraction itself, to meet all species of the Mediterranean Sea. After about 1 hour stay, you continue your journey, heading the capital of Creta, Heraklion. There the bus takes the Liberty Square to take in the statues and fountains like the Venetian Lion Fountain Morosini and the town hall. 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 the city museums, the Municipal Library, or the Art Gallery or for shopping souvenirs, fashion clothes at the open market and Dedalos Street. . Spend your time in the capital city for about 3,5 hours and capture the Cretan urban lifestyle before transferring back to your hotel.

Day Trip To Heraklion City Center & Market & CretAquarium

Day Trip To Heraklion City Center & Market & CretAquarium

Intro: A visit to Heraklion, the capital of the island, the fourth largest city of Greece and one of Europe’s fastest growing tourism destinations. Experience the busy life of the citizens and come with us to the biggest open air market of the city. Also visit Cretaquarium or Thalassokosmos located in the small town of Gournes, just outside Heraklion city that hosts sea organisms from over 250 species in more than 60 tanks! Full Description: Our day begins with a visit to the city’s biggest open air market that is located in the neighborhood of Pateles, a few minutes away from the city center of Heraklion. Walk around the dozens of stands and be greeted by the friendly merchants who offer their products at very good prices and are willing to give you a taste. Shop around like the locals do and try the high quality products of the Cretan soil. Next up is the city center of Heraklion. We will have our stop in the city’s main square, the Liberty square and you will have time to scroll around the city center. Visit Daidalou, the main commercial street, have a cup of coffee in the Lions Square or visit the Archaeological museum of Heraklion and discover the greatness of the Minoan civilization. You can furthermore visit the fortress of Koules, one of the strongest fortresses built by the Venetians that is located in the old port of Heraklion. Admire the Venetian walls of the city while learning about the capital of the island. Our last destination is the Cretaquarium where you can admire various Mediterranean marine species. After the tour, you can have a small break in the aquarium’s bar-restaurant before we head back to your hotels.

Heraklion: Heraklion Market & CretAquarium *SKIP The Line

Heraklion: Heraklion Market & CretAquarium *SKIP The Line

Explore the sights in Heraklion with this bus tour from selected areas of Crete on a half day tour. Discover sights like Liberty Square and Koules Fortress on a sightseeing tour combined with a visit at the Cretaquarium. This is created for families and explorers. 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 visit at the famous Cretaquarium where you can purchase a ticket to skip the line to view various Mediterranean species, including sharks, tuna and sea turtles. Don't miss the absolut highlight of the Cretaquarium, the Jelly fishes. It's for every human kind an attraction itself, to meet all species of the Mediterranean Sea. After about 1, 5 hours stay, you continue your journey, heading the capital of Creta, Heraklion. There the bus takes you around for a sightseeing tour around the city with a stop at Liberty Square to take in the statues and fountains like the Venetian Lion Fountain Morosini and the town hall. 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 the city museums, the Municipal Library, or the Art Gallery or for shopping souvenirs, fashion clothes at the open market and Dedalos Street. Spend your time in the capital city for about 3,5 hours and capture the Cretan urban lifestyle before transferring back to your hotel. Program : 1) Stay Aquarium 1,30 Hours 2) Stay Open Market 1,30 Hours 3) Stay Heraklion City Central Market 2 Hours Half Day Tour Departure From Heraklion 15.30 Aquarium Tickets On Board Skip The Line Route: 80 km. Durasion 6 Hours

Crete: Day Tour to Heraklion City, Market & CRETAquarium

Crete: Day Tour to Heraklion City, Market & CRETAquarium

Dive into the Marine World at CRETAquarium Begin your adventure on the stunning island of Crete with a visit to the CRETAquarium. This fascinating aquarium offers a breathtaking glimpse into the underwater world of the Mediterranean. Explore meticulously recreated habitats showcasing a diverse array of marine species, from tiny seahorses to majestic sharks. Each tank provides a captivating window into the ocean's depths. Enhance your visit with interactive touch screens, informative displays, and the excitement of walking on the ocean floor within simulated caves. This unique blend of entertainment and education ensures a memorable experience, appealing to both nature enthusiasts and children. The CRETAquarium's dedication to marine research and conservation makes it a must-visit destination. Experience the Vibrant Market Scene After our underwater exploration, we head to the bustling outdoor market near the heart of Heraklion. Discover a variety of vendors offering everything from fresh produce to fashionable clothing and unique handmade crafts. This lively market is the perfect place to immerse yourself in the local culture and pick up some souvenirs. Discover Heraklion's Rich History and Culture Next, we venture to Liberty Square, the vibrant center of Heraklion. Take this opportunity to explore Crete's lively capital, a city steeped in history influenced by numerous civilizations over the centuries. Walk along the ancient Venetian Walls that encircle the old city and take in the stunning views of the Koules Fortress at the harbor. In Lions' Square, relax with a delicious meal or a cup of coffee while soaking up the vibrant atmosphere. Delve into the region's rich cultural heritage by visiting the local museums, the Municipal Library, the Art Gallery, and the many beautiful Byzantine churches scattered throughout the city. Join Us for an Unforgettable Crete Adventure Embark on this comprehensive tour of Crete, where each stop offers a unique experience. From the enchanting marine life at CretAquarium to the vibrant market and the historical charm of Heraklion, this journey promises unforgettable memories. Book your adventure today and discover the diverse wonders of Crete.

Heraklion: Private Tour to Cave of Zeus & Palace of Knossos

Heraklion: Private Tour to Cave of Zeus & Palace of Knossos

Take a day trip from Heraklion to Crete’s important mythological sites. Travel to the palace of Knossos, home to the legendary labyrinth that contained the Minotaur. Climb to the Psychro Cave, a sacred Minoan site associated with the birth of Zeus, and visit traditional Cretan villages as you go. Start in Heraklion, where you will meet your driver and, optionally, your guide. Drive into the hills to Knossos, the large Bronze Age site of ancient Crete’s major city and the political center for the Minoan civilization. Wander through the remains of large palace buildings and past the intricate foundations of what is believed to be the labyrinth built by Deadelus to hide the Minotaur. Next, head into the center of the island to the traditional village of Krasi, home to the enormous 2,400 year-old Platanus tree. Drive further into the hills toward Psychro. After a short climb, admire panoramic views of Crete from the top of the hill before descending into the cave. The cave was an important site for cult worship during the Minoan period and is associated with the legend of the birth of Zeus. Your final stop will be at the CretAquarium to admire the variety of sea creatures that inhabit the Mediterranean sea bed, including sharks and ghost jellyfish. Finish the tour back in Heraklion, where your driver will drop you off.

Heraklion City - Market & Cretaquarium Tour From Heraklion

Heraklion City - Market & Cretaquarium Tour From Heraklion

A different excursion for those who want to experience the island’s everyday life! We start with 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 to Heraklion. After our visit in Cretaquarium, we will visit the biggest open-air Market in Pateles where dozens of peddlers offer their merchandise in very good prices. We continue with our 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 this stop, we go back to our hotels.

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4.2
(293 reviews)

It's not a large aquarium but it was enjoyed by the whole family. It is also a few steps from the sea which is quite pleasant. The only downside if you go there by bus is that you will have to walk around ten minutes to get there in an environment which may not be reassuring. There is parking nearby and taxis if needed.

Super interesting aquarium! Also didactically very good for all ages. Multimedia also very good in English!

Great discovery, nice place, good to do with children, MM for adults

nice centre, quite entertaining, wish could be a bit larger.

Nice aquarium but unfortunately relatively quickly through