CRETE – Cretaquarium

The Cretaquarium building 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. The Hellenic Center for Marine Research (HCMR) is the major national institution engaged in development and research activities in all fields of the aquatic environment. The center is constituted of five relevant Institutes, amongst which the renowned Institute of Oceanography that produces information regarding all aspects of the marine environment. The basis for a multidisciplinary approach to the study of the marine environment has been developed to deal with the interactions among physical, chemical, biological and geological processes, which form the key issues in today’s marine research.

Release Dates

2009, 2010


  • Coin Alloy Name: brass
  • Coin Alloy Color: gold
  • Coin Diameter: 31
  • Coin Thickness: 2,25
  • Coin Edge: serrated, fine with script
  • City: GOURNES
  • Country: Greece
  • Available: not available
  • Location: GOURNES, Greece