Come and observe some of the most beautiful underwater creatures this side of the Aegean and Eastern Med at Rhodes Aquarium. Kids will love spotting the many different families of fish, sea turtles and crabs. Not to mention its range of larger marine mammals, which include toothed whales and sharks.
But this is no average aquarium. When you’re peeking in its 40 tanks, this building is also a research centre and museum. Among its exhibitions, you’ll get to witness everything from preserved sea creatures right down to live marine organisms. The aquarium also does a great job caring for distressed aquatic animals at its rehabilitation unit.
Built in 1934, Hydrobiological Station started its days under Italian rule, until 1945 when it was renamed and operated under the supervision of the Academy of Athens. Today, it’s hard to miss this small Art Deco building. Found in Rhodes Town, not far from the centre, getting here is easy. A taxi is the quickest way, or there are direct buses running from most resorts.