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We rescue old, unwanted and abandoned donkeys from Crete and other Greek Islands. On average we have about 25 donkeys... Visitors are welcome to come and visit, you may mingle with the donkeys, groom, stroke, cuddle and get the know these beautiful...more
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We are situated South West of Moires between the villages of Petrokefali and Sivas, on the road to Matala, Mires, Crete 70400, Greece
What an amazing experience! I found the Sanctuary online two years ago and was finally able to go this summer. The owners are so welcoming and take the time to speak with all of the visitors. My dad and I had a great time walking...More
Date of experience: August 2019
Barbara D, Owner at Agia Marina Donkey Rescue Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago
What a lovely message,!! thank you for coming and we hope to meet you here again soon, Barbara & Fanis
The Agia marina donkey rescue sanctuary does not only care for rescued donkeys who have worked their entire lives and been abandoned, but also has turkeys, goats, geese, chicken, dogs and cats. The rescued animals are given a shelter and are taken great care of....More
Date of experience: August 2019
Barbara D, Owner at Agia Marina Donkey Rescue Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago
Thank you for coming and your kind revue Katharina, we hope to see you here again, Barbara & Fanis.
Beautiful friendly donkeys. So lovely to see them happy instead of carrying lazy tourists round a resort.
They are well loved and fed.
The attraction is free. It they rely on donations so give what you can afford.
Be aware there are no toilets so...More
We really appreciated the work that Barbara and Fanis are doing and enjoyed a wonderful chat with this delightful couple. It was also a pleasure to meet a couple of family members. The donkeys themselves are very friendly and gentle and the organisation being self-funded...More
Date of experience: June 2019
Barbara D, Owner at Agia Marina Donkey Rescue Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded June 15, 2019
Thank you for your very kind review of our donkeys sanctuary...
It is always very special for us to welcome and talk to fellow Kiwis. Hope you will come again. Barbara & Fanis XX
First of all, the couple who runs the rescue is amazing!!! They genuinely care about the animals and are so selfless. As a result, the donkeys and other animals are SO friendly. We sat there for hours just petting the donkeys and goats. I will...More
Date of experience: March 2019
Barbara D, Owner at Agia Marina Donkey Rescue Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded April 18, 2019
thank you so much for your very kind review. We look forward to seeing you again <3
The sanctuary was nearly a 3 hour drive from our apartments in Chania, so we combined it with a visit to the hippie caves of Matala. We arrived in the afternoon, and were greeted at the gates by a lovely gentleman. He pointed out about...More
Date of experience: May 2018
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Barbara D, Owner at Agia Marina Donkey Rescue Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded November 16, 2018
I spotted the sanctuary in a list of things to do on Crete and I knew I had to visit. First, I messaged the owners on Facebook to confirm their hours and heard back from Barbara shortly afterward. It took about an hour and a...More
Date of experience: November 2018
Barbara D, Owner at Agia Marina Donkey Rescue Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded November 15, 2018
It was really great to meet you both and chat, thank you for coming and we hope you will visit us again...
happy travels !!
Barbara & Fanis