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Aquaworld Aquarium & Reptile Rescue Centre

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Lovely place to take the kids to see the animals. Friendly and helpful staff. Please visit and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
jennyd658
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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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Fabulous place

4th visit this year for us ! This is our favourite place to visit in Crete. My kids love the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
djsven2015
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Callac, France
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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...more
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7 Filikis Eterias | Hersonissos Port, Hersonissos, Crete 700 14, Greece
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed October 10, 2017

We visited the Aquaworld Aquarium & Reptile Park in Hersonissos while we were on holiday in Crete. The people running the Aquarium were very welcoming and friendly. There were a number of tanks containing rescued or injured sea creatures. We saw stingrays, an octopus, sea...More

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Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed August 7, 2017 via mobile

Very expensive and incomparable to aquarium located just some minutes drive from real deal. Exposition is constituted of 5-7 small aquariums,4 rajas and several lizards. Took up to 20 minutes to view all. Paid 20 eur for two adult tickets and one child. Would antireccomend...More

4  Thank Jana2004318
John M, Owner at Aquaworld Aquarium & Reptile Rescue Centre, responded to this reviewResponded August 9, 2017

There is just one correct statement in your review of my aquarium - it should not be compared to the much newer state-sponsored aquarium 11 Km away! We are primarily a rescue centre for animals, mostly reptiles, which needed homes. The other aquarium is not!!...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

not really impressed. there is a bigger aquarium in gouves that has much more things to see. but this one is comfortably located at the center of herosnissos. so we could actually walk there from our hotel.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely place to take the kids to see the animals. Friendly and helpful staff. Please visit and support them to carry on the good work

Thank jennyd658
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

small but good attraction for ids and parents. very friendly people maintain the place. i would visit it again. My 1.5 year old son was very excited to see and feed a BIG turtle and iguana.

1  Thank Arthur D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

4th visit this year for us ! This is our favourite place to visit in Crete. My kids love the opportunity to hold & interact with the animals & the guys who work here are so friendly & knowledgeable. Great fun for kids & adults...More

1  Thank djsven2015
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited this reptile centre price was 8 Euro each which is brilliant, We personally as reptile lovers said we wouldn’t of minded paying more for entrance as all funding goes to looking after and caring for the reptiles. The staff were absolutely amazing, very...More

Thank simonejadee
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We attended the Aquarium in October 2018. Staff were great, very friendly. Lovely animals too and great hands on experience. First time holding a snake was very memorable. Was only 8 euros pp, great experience at great price :)

Thank Nomad65676398282
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Got to hold a big snake a bearded dragon and stroke a igana and giant tortoise. Very freindly and knowledgable.

Thank Gillian W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great stay today at the aquaworld today. The staff os super friendly and funny. It seems like they take good care of the animals. Its rather small but that's what makes it so personal. Loved it, thanks again!

2  Thank 772melinah
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I totally loved this place the guy through the back just kept giving me thinks to hold theirs turtles wandering about and the young lass was so knowledgeable I really enjoyed listening to her she was always very willing to tell us about the different...More

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

Thank you very much, Jedlady! I'm truly pleased that you enjoyed your Aquaworld visit so much :)

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Loved this place, it’s very very small and you might only stay an hour but it’s very interactive with the snakes and reptiles.

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

Thank you for the great review. It's true that good things come in small packages :)

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aliakbarharnesswala
November 4, 2018|
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Response from John M | Property representative |
Yes, Aquaworld is open every day except Sundays from 1st April until 31st October. Entrance cost is 8 for adults and teenagers, 4 for younger children
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ZoeHartley
August 3, 2018|
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Response from MarilynC1068 | Reviewed this property |
We went at midday on a Monday too as we were leaving that evening. It was fairly busy but not uncomfortably so. I had a lovely cuddle with a big snake.
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harwood111
March 14, 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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