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“do not do crete without a visit here”

Aquaworld Aquarium & Reptile Rescue Centre
Ranked #1 of 41 things to do in Hersonissos
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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!
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities, Stroller parking
Lincoln, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
27 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“do not do crete without a visit here”
Reviewed December 27, 2012

this place is amazing. had our photos taken with some huge snakes. my mother has been afraid of them all her life and now at 75 she has cuddled one!

Visited June 2012
2 Thank marianr90
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Coventry, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Lovely trip out.”
Reviewed December 4, 2012

Really nice room with music where you can sit and watch the fish in a huge tank. Lovely and relaxing. Friendly staff.

Visited September 2012
1 Thank Hart1304
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Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Great for kids and adults”
Reviewed November 19, 2012

We nearly missed this, it's a tiny place but the people who run it are very nice and committed to looking after the animals. They allow you to hold the snakes and lizards -which is the main attraction. My kids loved it. Friday's at 10am they fed the snakes etc. and the children fed the terapins. I think this is the regular feeding time. Also when we bought a ticket to go in we were told that we could come again and again on the same ticket, which was great.

Visited October 2012
3 Thank Woody2277
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Redcar, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“So Impressed!”
Reviewed November 4, 2012

Our 17 year old has always been interested in marine life, snakes and reptiles so we were eager to visit Aquaworld - and we were not disappointed. The owners are totally passionate about all their creatures and it's fascinating to listen to their tales of how they started and grew the aquarium and the local fishermen who provide some of the fantastic specimens. If we'd been staying locally I think Oll would have moved in there :)

Visited October 2012
2 Thank Allkids
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newcastle upon tyne
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58 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Too good to miss!”
Reviewed November 3, 2012

Absolutely great for kids and adults alike, loads to see. Ran by a couple who are very friendly, well informed and very focused on making their visitors welcome. Well worth a visit, that kind of thing is not really for me but I can honestly say it was brill :)

Visited May 2012
1 Thank lesley h
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