Two aquariums in Crete were ranked among the 25 best in the world in Tripadvisor’s 2015 Travelers Choice awards for zoos and aquariums.
“The Travelers’ Choice awards are recognizing the top zoos and aquariums around the world that are the favorites of the TripAdvisor community,” Barbara Messing, chief marketing officer for TripAdvisor, said in an announcement.
Meanwhile, in the list of Europe’s top aquariums, the Aquaworld Aquarium & Reptile Rescue Centre in Hersonissos ranked 3rd and the Cretaquarium Thalassocosmos in Heraklion ranked 9th.
“Travelers visiting these award-winning attractions can get a close look and learn about the magnificent creatures that inhabit the world around us”, Ms. Messing added.
The best aquarium in the world and in Europe for 2015 is the Oceanario de Lisboa in Lisbon, Portugal.
In total, 289 winners were identified.
The 2015 Travelers Choice awards for zoos and aquariums were based on the millions of valuable reviews and opinions from TripAdvisor travelers across the globe. Award winners were determined using an algorithm that took into account the quantity and quality of reviews for zoos and aquariums worldwide, gathered over a 12-month period.