Aquarium of Rhodes



This Art Déco building is a distinguised, preserved examble of architecture.

The Royal Biological Research Institute of Rhodes was founded in the years 1934-1935, during the Italian occupation of the Dodecanese Islands (1912-1943).
Designed by Armando Bernabiti, the building combines local architectural elements with Art Déco elements of curved lines and circular windows, along with a dominant cylindrical tower. The decoration of the main entrance draws inspiration from the marine environment.

The original interior of the Aquarium, which has been preserved, is embellished with porous rocks and natural seashells, in order to create the ambience of an underwater cave. The entrance floor, of black and white pebble mosaic, with representations of marine creatures, has also been preserved in its original form.

The Aquarium consists of a corridor, with small tanks, that host marine species on both sides, made of stone and decorated by natural shells, featuring an underwater cave.

The Hydrobiological Station also operates as a research museum, hosting the aquarium and an exhibition area added in 1971-1972, on the north side of the building. The building of the Hydrobiological Station of Rhodes is declared by the Hellenic Ministry of Culture a historical preserved building, distinguised examble of the 'International Style'architecture.

Contact Aquarium of Rhodes

Make Enquiry


Kos Street, Rhodes town, Rhodes, 85100

View Larger Map


  • Affordable

Best For Whom

  • All Ages
  • Groups

Best For What

  • Creative & Artistic
  • Nature


My Lists

Create New Guide


Mini Guides

Login to create your guides for Greek Islands.

Add to My Guide

Create New Guide



Create & Share your own Guide to Greek Islands with friends and family!

Add your recommended places to visit by browsing the website and pressing the icon.

Create your own guide of favourite 'must see' places

Earn your Local Expert badge by Sharing your guides with others

Get your guide seen by submitting it to the Mini Guides section


We Are Part of the My Guide Network!

My Guide Greek Islands is part of the global My Guide Network of Online & Mobile travel guides.

We are now in 120+ Destinations and Growing. If you are interested in becoming a local travel partner and would like to find out more then click for more info about our Website Business Opportunity.

Nearby Destinations

Events in Greek Islands

Filter Events by Sub-Category

Please select a Date first.

Search for a company in Greek Islands