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Aquaworld Aquarium & Reptile Rescue Centre

#1 of 40 things to do in Hersonissos Features Animals
7 Filikis Eterias | Hersonissos Port, Hersonissos, Crete 700 14, Greece
+30 2897 029125
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Small but interesting

Centre is quite small, but very interesting that you can touch the reptiles and snakes. Staff... read more

Reviewed today
Rusu A
Dublin, Ireland

You don't get many places like this anymore... Despite being a small family ran charitable... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Andrew A
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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 today

Centre is quite small, but very interesting that you can touch the reptiles and snakes. Staff , very nice and helpfull. Would definetly recommned to visit this Rescue centre!

Thank Rusu A
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

You don't get many places like this anymore... Despite being a small family ran charitable organisation which can be visited in the spare hour or two you have, you won't regret one second. The animals range from the small and friendly to some of the...More

Thank Andrew A
Reviewed yesterday

I love the sea and all it's creatures so hubby took me here as a surprise. It's a small aquarium but it has a huge heart. Most if not all of the creatures are / have been rescued from various private collections or from people...More

Thank Kizzie27
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

You must experience this yourself! You can hold different kind of snakes, it was awesome! The staff was very friendly.

Thank Kuldar E
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Absolutely loved this place. Got to hold all the reptiles snakes included ! Lots of snakes !!!! Helpful girl who was full of information about the animals very passionate thank you for a wonderful experience

Thank Nicola M
Reviewed 6 days ago

It is a small but very friendly place where you can touch and handle some of the animals; there is a giant tortoise walking freely looking just awesome. The staff can tell stories about all these animals including fish, were they come from (in some...More

Thank marzosia
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Small but amazing place! We went as a couple and it was very nice:) If you have kids, they can come and learn a thing or two about saving the wild

Thank קובי ג
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Spent a fantastic afternoon here with a couple of surly teenagers who for the first time this holiday were excited and engaged. Small venue with limited displays but given that this is a sanctuary, this in a way is a good thing. The highlight is...More

Thank chris m
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really friendly and nice educational place which the kids loved although our littlest (3) was a scaredey pants when it came to handling the reptiles! Our eldest (6)loved having her picture taken with the different snakes and lizards 🦎 good value for money

Thank sink0
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A very nice experience for interacting with reptiles 🦎 🐍 we have enjoyed the few minutes spent with the personnel very kind assisting us explaining the breed and behavior.

Thank Bernardinifamily
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8 July 2017|
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Response from Selinamad82 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry can't remember the prices but it's not expensive. Yes you get to meet and hold lots of animals
27 June 2017|
Response from Wolfgang K | Reviewed this property |
Auf der Hauptstraße von Heraklion nach Agios Nicolaos fahren,wird dann ausgeschildert. Entfernung ca.25km.
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