Sights Of Heraklion. Cretan sea aquarium
Cretan sea aquarium has a reputation as one of the most interesting and spectacular aquariums in Greece. According to its technical parameters, there are about 40 impressive aquariums with a volume up to one million litres of water. The complex is equipped with the latest high-tech systems and provides accurate and current information about various species of flora and fauna, and ecosystems across the Mediterranean. The territory of the Maritime Museum is extremely extensive and gives the opportunity for numerous visitors to get a lot of pleasure from the contemplation of the beauty of the underwater world.
Pools Cretan sea aquarium are often equipped with transparent glass, behind which visitors have the opportunity to witness almost all the inhabitants of the depths of the Mediterranean sea. Rooms artificially darkened, and inside the containers there is a special lighting that allows residents of the sea to feel as if in their natural habitat. Is in the building and a small cinema where they regularly show films telling about the peculiarities of the underwater world. For the convenience of guests there is a cosy cafe and a shop with Souvenirs. About 100 metres from the aquarium is the beautiful sandy beach, sposobstvuyut rest after the tour.
Among the guests of the Cretan aquarium, you can see seahorses, multi-coloured octopuses hiding from prying eyes between the stones, a dangerous eels, and then slipping out of their shelters, as well as sharks, rays and other marine animals. Almost each tank is equipped with an information stand in different languages, through which curious visitors can learn a lot about a particular instance. There is a possibility for a few euros to rent the audio guide.
The interior of the aquariums was created so organically that perfectly recreates the atmosphere of a Maritime landscape, making the walk for water is unforgettable. This place attracts the eye so that the guests sometimes lose their orientation in space and stay here for a few hours. Fans of colorful photos you should know that taking pictures here is allowed only without flash. There is a marine aquarium in the 15-20 drive from Heraklion. on the site of the former American base, and the trip does not take much time. Entrance tickets are not very expensive, so it is not uncommon to see families with small children. For the latest excursion into the world of the underwater Kingdom is particularly vivid and intense. To visit the aquarium, definitely worth it, because this trip allows you to get a lot of pleasant emotions, but also promises to be very informative.