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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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Even is a small flat, is worth to see especially for kids. Entry for adult is 6 euro and you can... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Katka M
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Hidden (and small) gem in Hersonissos, very unique place !

Cool place in the middle of Hersonissos village, managed by the nicest staff in Crete. A really... read more

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OMER P
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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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7 Filikis Eterias | Hersonissos Port, Hersonissos, Crete 700 14, Greece
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+30 2897 029125
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Reviewed yesterday 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!

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Reviewed yesterday

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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Reviewed 3 days 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 2 days ago

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

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Reviewed 4 days 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 2 days ago

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

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Reviewed 4 days 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 2 days ago

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

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Reviewed 5 days ago

The emphasis should really be on the reptiles here which are out at the back beyond the aquarium. There is a story behind each one of them and how they came to be here, and most of them can be handled, including big pythons. Some...More

Thank Frank103
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John M, Owner at Aquaworld Aquarium & Reptile Rescue Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you, Frank. Glad you understood what we're all about :)

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Very friendly and informative staff. Fabulous photo opportunities with some of the reptiles! The aquariums are well maintained with a vast variety of sea life - some of which are well hidden so take a good look. All in all a lovely time for all...More

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

Thank you, Jim. Glad you enjoyed your Aquaworld experience :)

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice friendly staff, did enjoy our experience and holding the reptiles, it is a very small establishment and we were in and out in about 45 mins, but the staff are great and lovely too see how they care for the animals.

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

Thanks for the kind words. Yes, about 45 min is a normal visit time, but some are so entranced by the reptile garden that they stay for hours :)

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited the aquarium while staying in Crete. Animals were free and able to touch tortoises, lizards and snakes. Very cheap and very friendly staff .

Thank babaji777
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John M, Owner at Aquaworld Aquarium & Reptile Rescue Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you kindly, babaji777 :)

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a fantastic visit to this small aquarium and reptile centre. Cost 8€ each but was well worth it. Plenty of rescued fish and reptiles. A bonus was being allowed to hold snakes and lizards without an extra fee. You could even take photos at...More

Thank AnnFrances1972
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John M, Owner at Aquaworld Aquarium & Reptile Rescue Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thanks, Anne Frances. I'm pleased that you saw the value in an Aquaworld ticket! :)

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ZoeHartley
4 August 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
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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