Crete Aquarium, Crete Island
The Aquarium offers visitors a chance to plunge themselves into the great marine world of the Mediterranean.From the big hunter Sharks to tiny Seahorses and Jellyfish.The diversity of marine life is set off against Creten Landscapes,such as the rock formations at Matala and the sea bed at Vai(both in Crete).The Aquarium makes the use of over 30 tanks having a total volume of 1.600.000 litres of sea water,50 different observation points,more than 200 species allowing visitors to discover the magic of the marine world.A good way to spend a few hours.
The Aquarium is open seven days a week,prices are 8 Euros for Adults and 6 euros for Children.
We were stopping in Gouves so as the Crete Aquarium was nearby we decided to make it our first stop on our first day.
It's €8 for Adults and €6 for children so it is a little on the pricy side as far as tourist attractions on crete go (Knossos is €6 ) but it is certainly worth a visit. The large display tanks contain the sea life from the Mediterranean, everything from Jellyfish to Sand Sharks
You are allowed to take photos (without flash) and I found that it was much better to take short videos.
We walked along the sea front to get there as it only took us about 15 minutes but there is ample parking for people staying further away.
See my video of the Aquarium here.