Rhodes Aquarium

The Rhodes Aquariumis part of the island’s Hydrobiological Station, located on the SE part of the island.

The construction of the building took place between 1934 and 1936. Under Italian rule, the Aquarium opened in 1937.

In 1945 when the Dodecanese unified with Greece, the Aquarium was returned to the Hellenic Hydrobiological Institute.

Today the Rhodes Aquarium is a museum, an aquarium and a research center. Its aim is to preserve and display the embalmed and living creatures of the Mediterranean Sea.

The visitors can admire species of gasteropods and cephalopods (mollusks), anthozoa, crabs, fish (from the families: Dasyatidae, Monacanthidae, Mullidae, Balistidae, Sparidea, Triglidae, Centrachantidae, Scopaenidae, Labridae, Mugilidae Scaridae and Siganidae), echinoderms and turtles. There are also exhibits of sharks, other fish, toothed whales, other fish as well as Mediterranean monk seals.

The museum is opened daily, from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. during summer (April 1st to October 31st) and from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. during winter (November 1st to March 31st).


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