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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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I would give this place 8 or 9 starts if I could. Amazing place, amazing people!!!!

Happened to see directions for aquaworld while strolling around the city. I'm so glad I did. Though... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Winchester, United Kingdom
A great place to visit

My wife and me popped in here yesterday. As a few of the comments say - it is not big, but do not... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Chris P
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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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7 Filikis Eterias | Hersonissos Port, Hersonissos, Crete 700 14, Greece
+30 2897 029125
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Reviewed yesterday

Happened to see directions for aquaworld while strolling around the city. I'm so glad I did. Though small, it is an amazing place. Giving you hands on experience of touching and holding skinks, snakes, iguanas, turtles, tortoises..... it is a wonderful place with friendly, informative...More

Thank Kyerere
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

My wife and me popped in here yesterday. As a few of the comments say - it is not big, but do not let that deter you. There are a number of fish tanks, all laid out well and with good comments (Inc English). There...More

Thank Chris P
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Visited this place as part of a market tour, although its not very big, its very clean, and the animals are well looked after, would go again.

Thank Nickblackrat
Reviewed 5 days ago

We came across this place by accident and really glad we did! The staff are very friendly and knowledgeable and happy to allow you to handle a wide range of animals. All of the staff seem to take very good care of the animals and...More

Thank Smartie1994
Reviewed 5 days ago

Our 3 yr girl loved this place. She could hold animals. we took many photos. You can hold there snakes (pitons) and lizards. Must for small kids. Taxi from Elmi Suites was 7€. P.S. I did not know that rescued reptiles love that they are...More

Thank Kaspars C
Reviewed 6 days ago

Thanks to John and his team, very cheap for so much on offer - I've never been that up close and personal with lizards, snakes and tortoises so it was wonderful to meet them and see how happy and healthy the rescued animals are. The...More

Thank UKtraveller265
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a great little aquarium to visit the staff are very knowledgeable and friendly. You also get to hold snakes and lizards which is a great hands on experience. There is a tortoise Blondie roaming about nothing gets in his way lol. It maybe...More

Thank LizWIlson2013
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What can be said about this place other than, if you don't go, you are missing out. Passionate owners and staff and a hands on experience to beat hands down, anything I've come across before. Wow wow wow.

Thank IBEXMotorsport
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went here at around 10am, during breakfast time for the snakes! To get in it was €6 if I remember correctly for an adult which isn't too bad at all. You may find it gets a little crowded outside during feeding times as everyone...More

Thank Sophie-louise M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited here while on holiday! It's a great place for all!!! We arrived and were told to go out the back where we could see the man feed the chameleon,it was Fantastic and my children loved it! Then my children we're asked if they'd...More

Thank matthewmL4056OF
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helga f
15 September 2017|
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2.4 miles. 6 minutes by car or a 40 minute walk according to Google maps