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“Great Experience and Adventure for kids” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Aquaworld Aquarium & Reptile Rescue Centre

Aquaworld Aquarium & Reptile Rescue Centre
Filikis Etirias 7 | (opened April-October), Hersonissos, Crete 700 14, Greece
+30 2897 029125
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Ranked #1 of 38 things to do in Hersonissos
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Owner description: Aquaworld - Crete's first Aquarium - opened in Hersonissos in 1995. 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!
Tel Aviv, Israel
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“Great Experience and Adventure for kids”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

In a residential neighborhood you can found this little place with a welcoming couple that treat their guests and there animal lovely.
The kids have the opportunity to hold, caress and feed the animal (pay attention to feeding hours).
Short explanation in many languages can be found on the wall next to the reptiles and the sea creatures.
Small place – Great Experience

Visited April 2014
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“Professional, passionate, caring and a downright fun attraction!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

Recently visited Aquaworld whilst staying nearby in Hersonissos.

Paid our entrance fee (very much worthwhile when you learn of the work the team do for the local wildlife) and went through to the reptile section on the advice of Judith behind the counter. We were greeted with people holding the reptiles, kids and adults alike learning lots about local and international wildlife.

The aquarium was equally as entertaining learning, again, about local and international species. Watching the Octopus play around with their jars was particularly entertaining.

We don't have kids, but I can see how both children and adults get a lot out of this attraction. Opportunity to interact with the animals and gain a lot of knowledge in a fun way.

This is clearly a project of passion for the team here, helping nurture sick and injured wildlife back to release into the ocean/country. The relationships they obviously hold with local fishermen and the general public is something to be commended.

One nice factor is that if you miss feeding time at all, once you've paid you're entrance fee, you can go back free of charge again in your holiday to watch.

Worth a visit if you are around the area...

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“Fantastic experience :)”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

Aquaworld aquarium it's a small and amazing place in the center of Hersonissos, we really enjoyed our visit to the aquarium. Thank's to this lovely couple who take care about the animals.

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“Surprisingly good”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

We visited with 3 small children and were really pleased and pleasantly surprised at the size of the aquarium and range of fish and reptiles, the majority of which were rescued. We visited later in the week to watch feeding time for the snakes and again weren't disappointed.

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“Glad I've been there”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

I'm a big fan of animals (even went half a world to visit the turtles in Galapagos) and everywhere I try to visit the "local" aquarium. So, it goes without saying that this place was high on my "to do list" for the 4 days I've spent in Crete. It was a very interesting visit, my husband even got to caress the lizards, and had the chance to speak with John about his work with the "pets". A very enlightening place and highly recommended.

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