The building of CretAquarium stands to the east of Heraklion. It is the largest aquarium on the island and in Greece as well. A lot of local people and tourists often come to enjoy its maritime life. Crete Aquarium is the part of the Hellenic Center of Maritime Research (HCMR). You can get to the landmark from Heraklion and other Greek cities by a comfortable transfer from Aktis.Taxi.
You can find Crete Aquarium in a small city of Gourna that is 15 kilometers from Heraklion. People regard it as the largest aquarium in Greece. It stands on the place of the former American base.
At present, its collection comprises over 250 species of aquatic animals. It was the Hellenic Center of Maritime Research who developed the project of its construction. Every year, this place welcomes local residents, students, and tourists. They come to have a closer look at the maritime life of the Mediterranean Sea.
It is interesting that all the fish tanks were designed to approximate as much as possible the natural habitats of their residents. At present, there are 60 fish tanks.
During an excursion about CretAquarium, you can hear a nice melody. For the visitors’ convenience, the boards with species description were placed on several languages. Moreover, the building of the aquarium contains contemporary multimedia facilities. Thus, you can listen to information regarding CretAquarium and its exposition.
Pay attention! It is strictly forbidden to take flash pictures on the territory of the aquarium. It might have a harmful influence on maritime life.
Address: Former American Base in Gournes, Crete, 71 003, Greece
Crete aquarium operates from 9:00 till 19:30. In the summer (from the end of May till the beginning of September) the time of work increases: you can visit it till 21:00.
CreteAquarium started to work on December 16, 2005. The modern building stands on the place of the former American Base. From 2008 to2009, it faced several reconstructions and, thereby, enlarged its area for 25 fish tanks. CreteAquarium exposition includes a lot of aquatic animals, among which are the sharks.
There are several ways to reach an aquarium in Heraklion Crete. One of them is to catch the bus to Crete Aquarium that usually departs from Heraklion. In the summer, the number of bus routes increases. However, tourists still complain about the lack of enough transport. Another way to reach Gournes is to order a transfer or a taxi. Transportation by city taxi is an expensive solution. That is why most travelers prefer to make a reservation for a transfer to CretAquarium beforehand.
In comparison to a city taxi, a transfer will cost you less, especially if you plan to travel in a big group. Furthermore, the customers can always pick up the necessary route and the vehicle by themselves.
Aktis.Taxi is a transport company that offers transfer services throughout Greece. You will need to carry out just a few actions on its homepage to make a reservation for a transfer in the desired destination. If there is such a necessity, our consultants will gladly help you to pick up the route, the proper transport, and define the time of a trip.
The key target of our work is to make your dreams about ideal holidays come true. We offer all our customers plenty of advantages:
the absence of prepayments;
a possibility to book a transfer online beforehand;
a trip with an English-speaking driver;
pay any convenient way upon arrival to the required place;
24/7 technical support;
an opportunity to order a private transfer to Crete Aquarium;
use additional services and child seats free of charge.
When you book a transfer on the website of Aktis.Taxi, you can save up to 20% of the cost of a trip, comparing to local taxis. Do not spend the time of your holidays waiting for public transport. Enjoy your holidays with a comfortable transfer from Aktis.Taxi!
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