Protaras Ocean Aquarium welcomes you with the home of 1,000+ species, such as piranhas, stingrays, turtles, crocodiles, penguins and many more.

Relax, unwind and delve into the depths of the exciting and diverse underwater world or take a walk in our beautiful 12,500m2 tropical gardens.

Open every day from 10 am to 6 pm

Opening and closing hours change throughout the year, depending on the season. Check out the detailed opening times timetable below.

Dates and opening times / closing times

April – October 10:00 17:30
November – March 09:00 16:00
December 24th and 25th Closed 
December 31st and January 1st Closed 
Clean Monday Closed 
Easter Sunday Closed 


Ocean Aquarium is located at 5318 Cavo Greco Avenue 19, Protaras – Cyprus, just before the Ayia Triada roundabout.


The Ocean Aquarium offers a free parking area to all visitors.

Ticket Information & Pricing

As of May 2024:

Adults: 15€, Children (ages 2-12) 7€, Infants are free 

Mobility for children, elderly & disabled

Virtually every part of the Aquarium is open to visitors with wheelchairs or strollers.

Protaras ocean Aquarium's Animals

We have over 1,000+ species, such as piranhas, stingrays, turtles, crocodiles, penguins and many more! A description of a few seen during your visit:

Discover the Charm of the Humboldt Penguin (Spheniscus Humboldti):

The Humboldt Penguin, scientifically known as Spheniscus Humboldti, is a captivating South American penguin species. Found along the coastal regions of Peru and Chile, this charming penguin boasts a unique lineage, sharing kinship with the African Penguin, the Magellanic Penguin, and the Galápagos Penguin.

Cockatiel (Nymphicus hollandicus):

The Cockatiel, scientifically known as Nymphicus hollandicus, is a beloved member of the cockatoo family native to Australia. Also referred to as the Quarrion or the Weiro, these charming birds are highly sought-after as household pets and companion parrots globally, thanks to their amiable nature. Cockatiels are renowned for their ease of breeding, making them a popular choice among bird enthusiasts. In the realm of caged birds, they rank second only to the Budgerigar in popular

Discover the Green Monkey (Chlorocebus Sabaeus):

The Green Monkey, scientifically known as Chlorocebus sabaeus, is a captivating Old World monkey distinguished by its stunning golden-green coat and light-hued extremities. Explore more about this fascinating species!

Discover the Emperor Angelfish (Pomacanthus Imperator):

A stunning marine angelfish species. Found in the vibrant reefs of the Indian and Pacific Oceans, from the Red Sea to Hawaii and the Austral Islands, this reef-dwelling fish captivates with its beauty and presence."

The Three-spot Angelfish (Apolemichthus Trimaculatus):

Boasting a vibrant yellow body complemented by striking blue lips, it is a captivating addition to any aquarium. Sporting a distinct black spot on its forehead and a subtle mark behind the gill cover, this species also features an anal fin adorned with a broad black margin. While juveniles resemble adults in colouration, they lack the characteristic spots around the head, instead showcasing a sleek black band across the eye and a delightful series of golden bars along their sides. Discover more about this stunning fish and how to care for it in your aquatic habitat.

Red-rumped Parrot (Psephotus haematonotus):

Also referred to as the Red-backed Parrot or Grass Parrot is a prevalent avian species found in the southeastern regions of Australia, notably thriving within the Murray-Darling Basin.

Discover the Venustus Hap Cichlid:

Nimbochromis Venustus, also known as the Venustus Hap or Giraffe Hap, is a stunning cichlid native to Lake Malawi in Africa. This species thrives in the deeper sections of the lake, showcasing a unique hunting strategy. Found mainly in the sand, it patiently waits for juvenile cichlids, swiftly darting out to capture its prey when it comes within reach. Explore more about this fascinating fish species native to Lake Malawi!

The Jaguar Cichlid:

Scientifically known as Parachromis Managuensis, is a sizable freshwater fish originating from Central America, spanning from Honduras to Costa Rica. Its scientific name is derived from Lake Managua in Nicaragua, where the holotype was discovered. Popular in the aquarium trade, it goes by various names such as the jaguar cichlid, managuense cichlid, or managua cichlid, among others like guapote tigre, Aztec cichlid, spotted guapote, and jaguar guapote. Males can reach lengths of up to 35cms, while females typically grow to around 30cms.

Trachemys scripta elegans:

Commonly known as the Red-Eared Slider Turtle, derives its name from the distinctive red marking near its ears. This species is characterised by its remarkable ability to swiftly slide off rocks and logs and plunge into the water. 

Alligator Gar (Atractosteus spatula):

A primitive species of ray-finned fish known for its distinctive features. Unlike other Gars, mature Alligator Gar boasts a unique double row of large teeth in its upper jaw. Its moniker, "Alligator Gar," originates from the striking resemblance of its teeth to those of an alligator, coupled with its elongated snout.

Discover the Budgerigar Parakeet: 

The Budgerigar Parakeet, scientifically known as Melopsittacus undulatus, is a widely recognized avian species. Commonly referred to as "Budgie" or English Parakeet, it stands as one of the most popular pet birds globally. With its vibrant colours and playful demeanour, the Budgerigar Parakeet captivates enthusiasts worldwide.

Some avian varieties, particularly the larger ones, are sometimes labelled interchangeably as "parrot" or "parakeet." However, the Budgerigar Parakeet holds a distinctive charm and popularity within the avian community.

Crimson Rosella:

The Crimson Rosella is a parrot native to eastern and southeastern Australia which has been introduced to New Zealand and Norfolk Island. It is commonly found in, but not restricted to, mountain forests and gardens. The species as it now stands has subsumed two former separate species, the Yellow Rosella and the Adelaide Rosella. Molecular studies show one of the three red-coloured races, var. 

The Desert Tortoise (Gopherus Agassizii):

A unique species of tortoise indigenous to the Mojave and Sonoran deserts in the southwestern United States and northwestern Mexico, as well as the Sinaloan Thornscrub region of northwestern Mexico.

Nile Crocodile (Crocodylus Niloticus) - Explore Africa's Majestic Reptile:

Discover the Nile crocodile, an iconic African reptile and the world's second-largest living reptile species, just behind the formidable saltwater crocodile.

The Red Terror (Nandopsis Festae) - A Stunning South American Cichlid:

Discover the allure of the Red Terror, a remarkable South American cichlid that stands out as a top-tier choice for aquarium enthusiasts. Renowned for its striking appearance, the Red Terror captivates with its vibrant colours and distinctive features, making it a prized addition to any collection of cichlids.

Blue and Gold Macaw:

Scientifically named Ara Ararauna, is a striking South American parrot recognized for its vibrant blue and yellow plumage. As a prominent member of the macaw family, it thrives in various habitats across tropical South America, including forests, open terra firme areas, and woodlands.

Laughing Dove (Spilopelia Senegalensis):

A Small Pigeon Native to Sub-Saharan Africa, the Middle East, and the Indian Subcontinent. This petite, long-tailed dove thrives in dry scrub and semi-desert environments, often spotted foraging in pairs on the ground.

Discover the North American Raccoon: Procyon Lotor:

Learn about the unique characteristics of the North American raccoon, including its iconic black mask and insulating fur for surviving chilly winters.


Worth a visit, have a great day!