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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 place where you can see and touch different reptiles :)

It may not seem so great from the outside, but when you meet the owners you can know right away... read more

Reviewed today
Konrad K
Small but fun

The rescue center was quite fun, we got to interact with some reptiles, which was the first for us... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Ciuteanu C
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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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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 today

It may not seem so great from the outside, but when you meet the owners you can know right away that it's a great place to visit. Our son just loved all those lizards, turtles and snakes, even he was 2 at the time. I...More

Thank Konrad K
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The rescue center was quite fun, we got to interact with some reptiles, which was the first for us, and see various crabs and fishes. The staff was also quite nice. One negative, if i were to think of one would be that is a...More

Thank Ciuteanu C
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This is a great place to visit, if you go early afternoon they get all the snakes & lizards out & you can hold them & learn about the individual animals. As it’s only a small family run attraction you get to feel a real...More

Thank Sam V
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John M, Owner at Aquaworld Aquarium & Reptile Rescue Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you, Sam V. We do try very hard to make those connectios :)

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Reviewed 3 days ago

My wife and I visited Aquaworld on a short holiday to Crete recently. We had a really great time meeting and handling the various reptiles and looking at the fish. Whilst this is a small attraction to visit it is definitely worth a visit purely...More

Thank Bai1ey
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John M, Owner at Aquaworld Aquarium & Reptile Rescue Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

And thank you for the wonderful, informative review, Bai1ey :)

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Visited here with my fella first thing in the morning. As soon as we walked in we were greeted by friendly staff who told us that it was feeding time in the garden. The price is €8 each for adults; although the aquarium is small...More

Thank AmyLou_2112
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John M, Owner at Aquaworld Aquarium & Reptile Rescue Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to write this super review, AmyLou. I`m glad that you enjoyed your time with us so much :)

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A must go place! A fantastic place to spend an hour. You can see all the local fish you see in the local sea in the aquariums. Plus watch Ollie the octopus take the top off a bottle to get his dinner. Outside are all...More

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John M, Owner at Aquaworld Aquarium & Reptile Rescue Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you, KarlPeter! Glad you enjoyed your visit to Aquaworld enough to wrte this super review :)

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Me and my boyfriend visited last week for my 21st birthday and it was amazing, the reptiles were great to see and the staff were also very friendly. As soon as you walk in you know that the staff love their animals and its so...More

1  Thank Codi W
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John M, Owner at Aquaworld Aquarium & Reptile Rescue Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

And we look forward to seeing you again someday! Thank you, Codi :)

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Reviewed 1 week ago

A small reptile and sealife rescue centre, suitable to pass on an hour or so for younger kids. My son is 6 and he loved this place. The owners look after rescued reptiles and sealife and are hugely knowledgeable about the animals/ fish. An educational...More

1  Thank jenny12342018
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John M, Owner at Aquaworld Aquarium & Reptile Rescue Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Glad to help someone get their Beaver badge! Thanks for the great review, Jenny :)

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The dedication of the British founder and local staff at this little rescue center is beautiful to behold. We learned so much about different lizards, snakes, and sea life in a short visit to this sanctuary, by reading and hearing about their individual stories and...More

Thank emiyoshida
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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 such a kind review, emiyoshida. I am pleased that you found your visit so enjoyable :)

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited here today and all the staff we encountered were friendly and knowledgable with the animals and fish they keep. They are telling you information as you observe the animals. You are able to watch the feeding times of the different creatures. We saw...More

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

A super review, Laura. I'm glad you had such a great time with us :)

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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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