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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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Fantastic project and experience

We spent around two hours in here absolutely fascinated by the fish tanks with countless species... read more

Reviewed today
Leicesterfox41
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Leicester
Lovely people

We went here while wandering around Hersonissos. The enclosures are very small, but this is a... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Richmond0710
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Richmond-upon-Thames, United Kingdom
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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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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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7 Filikis Eterias | Hersonissos Port, Hersonissos, Crete 700 14, Greece
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+30 2897 029125
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Reviewed today

We spent around two hours in here absolutely fascinated by the fish tanks with countless species in,we then went into the reptile part and again were left amazed at the creatures,the people who work there so informative and allowed us to have some wonderful pictures...More

Thank Leicesterfox41
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We went here while wandering around Hersonissos. The enclosures are very small, but this is a rescue centre with lovely and knowledgable staff, and a really inspiring story of helping rescue reptiles, fish, cats, dogs and donkeys. You can even get to touch some of...More

Thank Richmond0710
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John M, Owner at Aquaworld Aquarium & Reptile Rescue Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for the recommendation, Richmond0710 :)

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Aquaworld aquarium is somewhere that’s well worth a visit. They do an incredible and important job taking in and looking after the various animals you’ll see such as a blind green sea turtle that they feed by hand every day as he can’t find his...More

Thank Adam C
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John M, Owner at Aquaworld Aquarium & Reptile Rescue Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you, Adam. Glad we gave you an enjoyable visit :)

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We visited as a family with 3 teenagers and had a brilliant few hours. Joe and all the staff are really passionate about their animals that have been rescued. Joe managed to get us to hold a snake & other reptiles when we all had...More

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John M, Owner at Aquaworld Aquarium & Reptile Rescue Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you, Dean. I'll pass your kind comments on to Joe :)

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I can’t find the right words to describe this wonderful place! The people who work there are so inviting and informative and just make a including atmosphere! We went there knowing it was a small aquarium, but had understood that would get to touch the...More

Thank Ine B
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John M, Owner at Aquaworld Aquarium & Reptile Rescue Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Wow! What a lovely review! Thank you very much, Ine :)

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Even is a small flat, is worth to see especially for kids. Entry for adult is 6 euro and you can see lot of fish and other animals saved or healed. Even you can make a picture with them with no extra money. Brilliant!

Thank Katka M
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John M, Owner at Aquaworld Aquarium & Reptile Rescue Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you, Katka. Just a small correction - entrance is 8 euro for teenageers and adults, 4 euro for younger children :)

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Cool place in the middle of Hersonissos village, managed by the nicest staff in Crete. A really kids-friendly place, with various aquariums inside, and snakes cages on the outside, where staff takes snakes out and let all kids pet and hold. The place is not...More

Thank OMER P
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John M, Owner at Aquaworld Aquarium & Reptile Rescue Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you, Omer. Don't forget, Aquaworld has rescued many of the animals on display and the entrance price goes towards continuing this work :)

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I visited the Agua world, very helpful staff. Not far away from the hotel, nice place if you have kids.......

Thank jennydom190
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John M, Owner at Aquaworld Aquarium & Reptile Rescue Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Or if you don't ;) Thanks, Jenny :)

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a great time here with my partner on wednesday,loved seeing all the animals all with their own characteristics, the staff seemed dedicated to looking after them and were very friendly with lots of info about each of the animals in their care. Highlight for...More

Thank christineC7248SB
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John M, Owner at Aquaworld Aquarium & Reptile Rescue Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you kindly, Christine. Glad you managed to interact with our snakes :)

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a girlie day with my daughter and decided to pop in ! this place is amazing staff are super friendly and helpful full of facts really hands on although i didnt get hands on my daughter certainly did holding snakes and allsorts ! Lovely...More

Thank Nicola T
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John M, Owner at Aquaworld Aquarium & Reptile Rescue Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks, Nicola. You should really get handson yourself next time you visit! :)

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ZoeHartley
August 3, 2018|
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Response from Marilyn C | 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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Anca M
October 16, 2017|
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Response from Iris P | Reviewed this property |
I had the same question when I went there and the lovely owners who are English explained that those animals used to be pets and they have been given away by their bored owners . I even asked if there have been any incidents... More
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