Agioklima – Natural History Museum – CretAquarium

Day Trip #5 (kids’ time!)

If you have small children with you, there are many things to do that they’d love, in Petrokefalo and around the villages near Agioklima Traditional House. But there are also great places to visit in the city, such as the Natural History Museum of Crete (which is near the castle Koules), the perfect choice for little explorers! It has various sections such as the Zoological (animals and plants of the east Mediterranean), the Paleontological (Deinotherium, Dinosaurs, Earthquakes) and other exhibitions. Founded in 1980, it constantly renews the exhibits and collections to attract the interest of young and older visitors. Do not forget to see the Deinotherium, the third largest mammal ever found on Earth and the largest mammal ever lived in Crete. This giant animal that lived in Crete 7-9 million years ago lives again in the museum in its real life dimensions -reaching a height of 4.5 meters and a length of 6.5 meters. The Erevnotopos (Exploring Space), an area of 250sqm, specially designed for children, where you and your children can discover fossils in the sand, spend a night in camp, drive a small boat and explore the various ecosystems of the Mediterranean, is worth visiting.

Near the airport, approximately 30 klms from Agioklima Traditional House, is the CretAquarium Thalassokosmos. The biggest aquarium of the eastern Mediterranean, hosts over 60 tanks and 2.000 marine creatures from Nemo the clown fish to sharks! The tanks were constructed using natural sea rocks and sea water. The result is truly amazing, it’s like you are walking on the bottom of the sea!

 

 

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