Cretaquarium is part of the Thalassocosmos complex, the largest research, technology and entertainment centre in the Mediterranean.Thalassocosmos extends over 6 hectares in the northwest shoreward section of the former American Base at Gournes, Heraklion Prefecture.
It includes the Central Building (approx. 5,500m2), which houses research facilities for marine sciences such as Oceanography, Marine Biology and Genetics and Marine Biological Resources, alongside the administrative and financial services of the Hellenic Centre for Marine Research (Crete). Added to this is the Institute of Aquaculture Building (approx. 3,500m2) and Cretaquarium (approx. 3.500m2). The Cretaquarium building lies about 100m from a long sandy bathing beach.
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