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Aquaworld Aquarium & Reptile Rescue Centre

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7 Filikis Eterias | Hersonissos Port, Hersonissos, Crete 700 14, Greece
+30 2897 029125
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Great for all ages, very hands on experience. Scots born owner has many interesting stories. Great... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Fiona R
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Cumbernauld, United Kingdom
Amazing

Amazing place. The snakes are very soft and warm, I did not expect that. The workers seems to... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Muduke
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Parnu, Estonia
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Aquaworld - Crete's first Aquarium - opened in Hersonissos in 1995 - near Bus Stop 20. It features local sea life and reptiles from Crete and from all around the world. Most of the animals are rescued or are unwanted pets which have found a new home at Aquaworld. Our philosophy is simple - bring people and animals closer together and, inevitably, people will begin to respect and care more about the animals!
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:15 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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7 Filikis Eterias | Hersonissos Port, Hersonissos, Crete 700 14, Greece
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+30 2897 029125
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Reviewed yesterday

Great for all ages, very hands on experience. Scots born owner has many interesting stories. Great selection of reptiles, fish and other creepy crawlies.

Thank Fiona R
Reviewed yesterday

Amazing place. The snakes are very soft and warm, I did not expect that. The workers seems to really love their job and snakes. Educational experience.

Thank Muduke
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

this little aquarium was nothing but fantastic completely not what we expected.its was only €6 each to get in and all money goes to the upkeeping of the animals my wife held a lizard and saw blondey the tortoise walking feeling with squirt the iguana...More

Thank seaniemadworld
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Small but you can hold all the amphibians. Well cared for and the guy is very knowlegible. This was the highlight of my trip. Go here.

Thank Catandemm
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

If you're just into the fish I wouldn't bother too much as there aren't many there but the ones they do have are well looked after by an obviously loving couple. The reptiles are fantastic. It's small but we spent an hour holding amazing massive...More

Thank randfreear
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Unfortunately we didn't realise this was a rescue centre. Read that it was voted 7th best aquarium in Europe so bypassed the other aquarium and drove here. Occupies the ground floor of a house. Took 20 minutes to see the few tanks. The reptile area...More

1  Thank ZittaN
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

this little aquarium was nothing but fantastic. our kids 5 and 2 both held snakes and lizards and watched them swallow whole mice and chicken drumsticks. it opens at 10 and feeding commences shortly after so early is best as it's a small place and...More

1  Thank Lebster
Reviewed 6 days ago

We've liked all the reptiles and fishes that small place have rescued. It's a perfect place for every body that like animals.

Thank Gardhak
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We really enjoyed touching all the snakes and other raptiles, this is a great place for kids also. I would recommend to visit it for everyone, there is also a big Aquaworld outside the city, but you can not touch animals there

1  Thank Edgars H
Reviewed 1 week ago

A place to see and learn about marine creatures in the region. The way there is a bit run down but the place itself and the aquariums and lovely.

1  Thank Raphael B
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Anca M
16 October 2017|
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Response from Amalia_Matei | Reviewed this property |
Hello, it is totally safe because the snakes are in their cages and a caretaker takes them out and gives them to you, only if you want to hold them. If you don't want to touch them, you can only look at them. But the a big... More
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helga f
15 September 2017|
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Response from Deanyeo |
2.4 miles. 6 minutes by car or a 40 minute walk according to Google maps
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