Aquarium of Rhodes
Last Update: Sep 2019
Hydrobiological Station of Rhodes
The building of the Hydrobiological Station of Rhodes was built during the period 1934-36. Today operates as a Museum and Aquarium as well as a research centre, and belongs to the National Centre of Marine Research.
Tel.: +30 22410 27308, 78320
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01Apr - 31Oct Mon-Sun, 0900-2030
01Nov - 31Mar Mon-Sun, 0900-1630
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Aquarium of Rhodes - Overview
The building of the Hydrobiological Station of Rhodes was built during the period
1934-36. In 1937, under the Italian rule, it operated as the Reale Istituto di Ricerce Biologiche
di Rodi, until 1945, when, after the union of the Dodecanese with Greece, it was renamed
"Hellenic Hydrobiological Institute" and operated under the supervision of the Academy of Athens.
Today, the Hydrobiological Station of Rhodes operates as a Museum and Aquarium
as well as a research centre, and belongs to the National Centre of Marine Research. The aim
of the Hydrobiological Station of Rhodes is the preservation and display of embalmed and living
creatures of the Mediterranean sea. In the aquarium the visitors can admire specimens of anthozoa,
molluscs (gasteropods and cephalopods), species of the crab family, echinoderms, and fish of
the following families: Dasyatidae, Mullidae, Sparidea, Centrachantidae, Labridae, Scaridae,
Siganidae, Mugilidae, Scopaenidae, Triglidae, Balistidae, Monacanthidae, as well as sea turtles.
In the Museum are also displayed exhibits such as various kinds of sharks and other fish, sea turtles,
toothed whales (Odontoceti) and Mediterranean monk seals.
Thanks to the research facilities of the Hydrobiological Station of Rhodes and the
National Centre of Marine Research, the Station runs research programmes, covering every aspect
of oceanogrphy in the area of the Dodecanese. It thus functions as a model research unit in the
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