Aquaworld Aquarium & Reptile Rescue Centre

Aquaworld Aquarium & Reptile Rescue Centre, Hersonissos: Hours, Address, Aquaworld Aquarium & Reptile Rescue Centre Reviews: 4.5/5

Aquaworld Aquarium & Reptile Rescue Centre

Aquaworld Aquarium & Reptile Rescue Centre
4.5
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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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! We close at 17:00, but LAST ENTRY is at 16:15!
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Tinyone
4 contributions
Jun 2022
We really enjoyed this little gem. I'd read previous reviews so knew what to expect.
All staff were friendly, approachable and informative.
Good value for money.
My daughter loved being able to hold the various snakes and lizards, stroke the giant tortoise and watch them being fed.
Yes it's small but plenty to see, I enjoyed interacting with the octopus and watching the blind turtle swim.
I'd definitely recommend going here , we were there around an hour.
The guys are doing a great job looking after the rescued pets.
Written July 2, 2022
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Amy Lou
Bodmin, UK184 contributions
Jun 2022 • Couples
This place is an absolute must if venturing to Hersonissos! The staff are so friendly and engaging, also very keen to get you involved with the reptiles in their care. All of the animals appear very well cared for, and there’s a massive amount of information around the place about conservation and how to protect their natural environment. Some people have mentioned that the entry fee is high given how small the centre is, but we really didn’t mind paying it given that it is a RESCUE centre and so the money supports the animals. Keep up the good work guys 👏🏼
Written June 29, 2022
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CJ
2 contributions
Jun 2022 • Couples
Such a great place to visit. My husband and I loved seeing how well looked after these reptiles and fish are. Its kept clean, and the owners couldn't be more welcoming, they are happy to give you information, you can pet the animals, we had a lovely time and would strongly recommend a visit, they need support to keep up the great work they are doing 😊
Written June 28, 2022
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Katie
North Wales, UK3 contributions
Jun 2022 • Family
The staff do a fantastic job running this aquarium and caring for the fish/reptiles. They are friendly and helpful and make the visit enjoyable for the children with an interactive experience for those who wish to participate. A great day out for the family and fantastic value for money.
Written June 28, 2022
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Brian K
Bournemouth, UK46 contributions
Jun 2022
A brilliant visit to this rescue centre. We were told about all the animals in the outside enclosures including their 'habits'. LOL! You can hold a Snake or a Reptile, if you wish to do so. We saw the animals being fed and how they would react. The Large Tortoise decided to 'wake up' and starting rampaging around the compound making people move out of the way, Brill!
It was a very informative visit and I highly recommend a visit to the centre.
We were very impressed by the standard of care taken to ensure the welfare of all the animals in their care.
Written June 28, 2022
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wayneold
Golcar, UK14 contributions
Jun 2022 • Family
Great place to visit, the owners and staff are really friendly and knowledgeable. You can tell they care for all the reptiles and sea life they have.
Written June 26, 2022
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Thank you so much - glad you found it so! :)
Written June 26, 2022
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Cesar A
Norwich, UK110 contributions
Jun 2022
Had a lovely time here seeing the marine life and reptiles. Our daughters aged 10 and 6 were a bit scared of the reptiles but we still enjoyed our visit and the staff were very friendly and tried their hardest to get the girls to stroke the dragons. Was great to see the octopus opening the tub to get the fish inside!
Written June 23, 2022
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Thank you, Cesar. Let's hope the girls will be less scared next time they visit! This is something we often manage to do :)
Written June 26, 2022
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Trish
Milton Keynes, UK91 contributions
Jun 2022 • Couples
Really lovely place. The tanks are very clean and you can tell all fish and reptiles are well looked after and loved Highlight for me was seeing the octopus unscrewing a jar to get his food Great to hold a few snakes and seeing the tortoises roaming around free I would recommend this place to visit for a hour or so Well done the team to giving these animal you have rescued a happy life ♥️♥️♥️♥️
Written June 17, 2022
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That last is our aim, so thank you for the super review, Patricia :)
Written June 19, 2022
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Paul H
Stone, UK1 contribution
Jun 2022
Great place to visit with knowledgeable staff who display the fish and reptiles for you. Watching an octopus unscrew a jar the reach his food was very entertaining.
Lots of snakes (pythons) and lizards to hold while a member of staff tells you all about them. Very good with kids and helped to educate them. Even my 4 year old held a python and lizard and loved it.
All animals in a great condition. Great value for money.
Written June 15, 2022
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Paul, thank you so much for this informative gem of a review lol :)
Written June 19, 2022
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Erin D
12 contributions
May 2022 • Couples
This little place is absolutely amazing. There is a lot of information of each individual animal and in different languages for everyone to read, very cool and colourful.
The staff are amazing and really know their stuff/information and make you feel less tense when holding any of the reptiles at the end.

If you go at certain times you'll even get to see the snakes have a nice little snack as well as watching the octopus open a jar for his snack. Wonderful experience.
Its a lovely little cheap experience for all of the family.
Written May 30, 2022
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Thank you so much from us all at Aquaworld! :)
Written May 30, 2022
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