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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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Wonderful people and place

Me and my partner will be back again and again in the future!! It is only a small place but we... read more

Reviewed today
Jonathan Richar... W
via mobile
Small place but quit a few to see and very friendly staff

It is a small place (the basement of the house) but with few aquariums inside plus a garden with... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
tbenov
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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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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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  • Very good14%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
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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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Me and my partner will be back again and again in the future!! It is only a small place but we still nearly stayed the whole day. The ethos and attitude towards the animals they have rescued and arebin their care fantastic The staff are...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

It is a small place (the basement of the house) but with few aquariums inside plus a garden with more animals. Very interesting for children because they can touch some of the animals. The boss is very friendly Scottish men living there quite a few...More

Thank tbenov
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John M, Owner at Aquaworld Aquarium & Reptile Rescue Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to let others know about our work :)

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Reviewed 1 week ago

As mentioned before, it's not the usual aquarium, and the fish tanks are not the main reason for visit the lovely place. to my opinion the main attraction is the courtyard with all the reptiles, that you can touch and hold, and the guides are...More

Thank Idan N
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John M, Owner at Aquaworld Aquarium & Reptile Rescue Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to write about us, Idan. I'm pleased that you enjoyed interacting with our rescued reptiles :)

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are looking for a traditional big aquarium, this is not the place for you. But what this place does offer is owners and their staffs' love for animals and you WILL be able to get close with the animals. The gentleman running the...More

Thank Tracy L
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John M, Owner at Aquaworld Aquarium & Reptile Rescue Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much, Tracy :) It's great when we manage to get our message across!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

John the owner was so friendly and helpful, the kids loved it so much. My kid was very scared at first but John was so patient with him and after 10 min he started touching and holding the reptiles.More

Thank H S
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John M, Owner at Aquaworld Aquarium & Reptile Rescue Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for the great review! Helping children (and often adults too) to overcome their fear of reptiles has always been a part of what we do at Aquaworld. It was lovely that it worked out so well with your youngster. May he enjoy a closer...More

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I visited this place for the 3rd time last summer. I absolutely love this place! It is fascinating hearing the stories from the staff about how all of the reptiles have been rescued and looked after since arriving at the acquarium. It is such a...More

Thank Helen L
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This people realy love helping animals. And they realy do a great Job. Hope people around the world helping them and visit them. Love from Norway.

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Our visit was one of the highlights of our holiday. We are a nature and animal loving family, and do not want to visit attractions where animals are exploited. The gentleman running the place took a lot of time answering our questions concerning animal welfare,...More

Thank Nina P
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Reviewed 16 March 2018

Wonderful little place and I would go again and again !!! Not just animals behind glass and friendly staff to explain everything !!!

Thank Constanze G
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Reviewed 15 March 2018

great place to visit, most enjoyable. staff can give you lots of information on the animals in their care. suitable for all age groups. cant wait to visit again soon.

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harwood111
15 March 2018|
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Response from John M | Property representative |
Just about 4 km - straight through the main street of Hersonissos and then turn left at the supermarket Halkiadakis. Then we are just 50 m or so up the side street.
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Anca M
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Response from Iris P | Reviewed this property |
I had the same question when I went there and the lovely owners who are English explained that those animals used to be pets and they have been given away by their bored owners . I even asked if there have been any incidents... More
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