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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 great place

Incredible people, fantastic place...tiny, at first sight makes little impression, but then you see... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Koper, Slovenia
Definitely worth a visit

Friendly staff, wonderful animals which are well taken care of - worth visiting not only for the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Mihai T
Bucharest, Romania, Europe
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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: 12:00 AM - 12:15 AM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
7 Filikis Eterias | Hersonissos Port, Hersonissos, Crete 700 14, Greece
+30 2897 029125
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Reviewed yesterday

Incredible people, fantastic place...tiny, at first sight makes little impression, but then you see that people have passion and are completely engaged in what they do. They talk to us, tell about animals, let us touch them....fantastic adventure for kids...good to spend money on such...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Friendly staff, wonderful animals which are well taken care of - worth visiting not only for the experience but also to ensure they can help more animals in the future. The place is a positive example to many zoos around the world.

Thank Mihai T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great place that does a lot to help the animals, it's well worth going to see and leaving a donation so they can continue to help more thanks.

Thank jamie g
Reviewed 30 November 2017

This is a relatively small place but the enthusiasm of the staff and range of animals makes it well worth a visit. Because it is relatively small you can get up close to the animals and in the case of the reptiles touch and handle...More

Thank Tony25919
Reviewed 11 November 2017

was welcomed here and totally enjoyed all the experience, yes its a little small inside but we went in October so it wasn't packed and got to talk one to one to staff and hold every single reptile.we spent a good couple of hours here,...More

Thank vixta_9
Reviewed 4 November 2017 via mobile

Was a great morning getting up close to the animals well worth seeing and visiting the town afterwards. Very knowledgeable people there you have to visit this place

Thank webb300
Reviewed 1 November 2017

We enjoyed the opportunity to handle the snakes and lizards, and they seemed not to mind. Most of the animals are rescues, so it is nice to support the place.

Thank naum
Reviewed 29 October 2017

I found out by accident that apart from Cretaquarium there is this aquarium too. It was a great visit and experience, especially for the children. If you do not have time to visit both aquariums - go definitely for this - you will have one...More

Thank Kristīne K
Reviewed 26 October 2017

Our 7 year old daughter wanted to visit the aquarium, but we weren't too sure. To our surprise, the place was truly wonderful. Despite being very small, a lovely chap took out various snakes and lizards and gently put them on us for a stroke....More

Thank Caroline T
Reviewed 25 October 2017 via mobile

Visited today, absolutely lovely place. Small with a garden at the back. The owners work really hard to keep the place going. In the garden outside you can handle most of their reptiles and talk to the owners about what they do. This is not...More

1  Thank Oz H
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Anca M
16 October 2017|
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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
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