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Agia Marina Donkey Rescue Sanctuary

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What an amazing experience! I found the Sanctuary online two years ago and was finally able to go... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
athemi
Such a lovely place

The Agia marina donkey rescue sanctuary does not only care for rescued donkeys who have worked... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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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
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
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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

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

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
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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.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We popped into the sanctuary as it was near by to where we staying. Really well cared for animals looking v healthy. Worth a visit

Date of experience: August 2019
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Barbara D, Owner at Agia Marina Donkey Rescue Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

thank you for coming and supporting our sanctuary !

Reviewed June 29, 2019 via mobile

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

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed June 13, 2019

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
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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

Reviewed May 21, 2019 via mobile

Dear Barbara, It was a pleasure to meet you, talk with you and hear histories of yours and your animals. You are a hero for me. Greetings from Warsaw from 2 guys and Fanta (our shelter dog) 😊🐴

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed April 17, 2019

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
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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

Reviewed November 15, 2018

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

Thank you for visiting us !!

Reviewed November 14, 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
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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

Reviewed November 7, 2018

We loved our stay in Agia Marina Donkey Rescue Santuary so much. We were heartly welcomed and stayed there for three hours. We even adopted a donkey virtually. Thanks for your wonderful work.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Barbara D, Owner at Agia Marina Donkey Rescue Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded November 8, 2018

Thank you for your nice review !

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They should be there during the normal visiting hours. But if you want to make sure just contact them.
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February 13, 2015|
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Response from Ariana750 | Reviewed this property |
Open all year round..April - November 10.00 to 14.00 and 17.00 to 19.00. Sundays closed. November to April please tel. first +30 6949168763
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