Your visit to Cretaquarium can be combined with any of a number of brief forays into the rich historical past of the Gouves, Hersonissos and Malia area. Tourist development began here in the 1970s, and the area is now the heart of tourism on Crete, with first class hotel infrastructure, road links, wonderful beaches and well-known historical sites, dating from the island’s Minoan, Roman, Venetian and recent past.
You can combine all of the above just how you please when visiting Cretaquarium. All of the places mentioned below are 15km or less from the aquarium.
Many thanks to Heraklion Prefecture for the information, which is taken from the book "The Harmony of Contrasts" (Gouves, Hersonissos, Malia).
The northern coastal zone of the municipality of Gouves that stretches along a smooth coastline with natural coves ...More
Hersonissos is a region of an age- long history that is traced back in distant times ...More
At a distance of 34 kilometres eastern of Heraklion, along the National Road that takes us to Agios Nikolaos lies the coastal village of Malia, in a bay that bears the same name ...More
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