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Aquaworld Aquarium & Reptile Rescue Centre

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Small but very interesting

I've visited this place twice, in 2017 and 2018. It does not get boring. The collection of fishes... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Alexander Z
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Ivanovo, Russia
Wonderful

Very good place to go. Even if you are afraid of snakes. I personally am terrified of them-but the... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
anni799
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Tartu, Estonia
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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...more
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7 Filikis Eterias | Hersonissos Port, Hersonissos, Crete 700 14, Greece
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I've visited this place twice, in 2017 and 2018. It does not get boring. The collection of fishes is small but interesting, with a few gems. Reptiles are amazing. They are interesting to look at, but there is more. If you want to pet iguana,...More

Thank Alexander Z
John M, Owner at Aquaworld Aquarium & Reptile Rescue Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago
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Большое спасибо, Александр. Я рад, что вы так много наслаждались посещением Aquaworld :)

Reviewed 4 days ago

Very small but worth a visit if you like reptiles, was great holding the different types of snakes lizards etc, the turtles were fun to watch to. Staff are very friendly. Would go back for sure

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

And we will be here to welcome you back, Gregory! Thank you for the review :)

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Very good place to go. Even if you are afraid of snakes. I personally am terrified of them-but the people eho work there are so wonderful and respect your space. I even touched 2 of the snakes, because the workers are talking so well about...More

Thank anni799
John M, Owner at Aquaworld Aquarium & Reptile Rescue Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Tänan teid väga, Anni. Mul on hea meel, et sul õnnestus puutuda paar maod :)

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We visited here yesterday and was not disappointed. Although it is a small venue, there is plenty for you to see and do. With tortoises walking around your feet, and the opportunity to hold and touch multiple snakes and lizards, there's more to do here...More

Thank Stuart A
John M, Owner at Aquaworld Aquarium & Reptile Rescue Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to write such a great review, Stuart! Glad you all enjoyed the visit so much :)

Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a cheap place to visit and is actually very interesting. The staff will explain the fish, sea critters and reptile lifestyle, issues etc. There is a chance to handle many of the animals. It is, however, a very small attraction and is not...More

Thank McHaggis69
John M, Owner at Aquaworld Aquarium & Reptile Rescue Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Really! McHaggis? Well, I did meet genuine McSporrans last week... Yes, Aquaworld is small, which is why I actively encourage reviewers to say so. I have always hated the idea of visitors being disappointed by this fact, a fact in spite of which I have...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Friendly, cosy and very interactive. Fab entry price and no charge for small children. Plenty for kids to see and do and they can even hold lizards and snakes. Good photo opportunities and interactive. Love the fact they let the animals wander around. Very helpful...More

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

Thank you kindly, Kayleigh :)

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Popped over to check this place out after reading the great reviews it had. It certainly did not disappoint. The place is quite small but I think that adds to the overall friendly & hands on feel. The staff really do know their stuff. We...More

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

And what an amazing review! Thank you so much for taking the time to explain our work so comprehensively :)

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Found this place by accident glad we did what a find it’s brilliant the staff are friendly you can interact with the animals brilliant for kids and adults

Thank alec c
John M, Owner at Aquaworld Aquarium & Reptile Rescue Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

I'll let the staff know that you appreciated their efforts! Thanks for the great review, Alec :)

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well what can we say,this little place is brilliant small aquariums with different fish,moray eels, octopus or octopi a sea turtle that is blind, rays, all sorts of fish, sea slugs. Snakes tortoises, terrapins,geckos lizards some are massive. You can handle the snakes and lizards...More

Thank CHARLES H
John M, Owner at Aquaworld Aquarium & Reptile Rescue Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you very much, Charles - glad you enjoyed your Aquaworld visit :)

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a great day ...sadly it was rainy and overcast and thanks to google we found here! The staff allow interaction with the reptiles(lizards and snakes) if you dare There’s a huge tortoise that will and indeed does barge you and stands on your feet...More

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

Thank you very much, Sarah :) It can get very busy on bad weather days, but I'm glad you still found your visit such fun!

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ZoeHartley
4 August 2018|
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Response from MarilynC1068 | 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
15 March 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
16 October 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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