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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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Great little find

Small aquarium and reptile centre, but well worth the small entrance fee. The acquarium has a good... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
33jordan1983
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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Fantastic!!

Can’t recommend this place enough - it’s small and very much put together on a budget, but it’s... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Sally D
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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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+30 2897 029125
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Small aquarium and reptile centre, but well worth the small entrance fee. The acquarium has a good variety local marine life, and the centre works with local agencies to rehabilitate some of the animals back into the wild. The reptile area was hands on, and...More

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John M, Owner at Aquaworld Aquarium & Reptile Rescue Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for explaining our work so well, 33jordan1983 :)

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Can’t recommend this place enough - it’s small and very much put together on a budget, but it’s clear the staff love their animals and are so enthusiastic about telling you about them. You get the opportunity to hold some snakes and can see the...More

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John M, Owner at Aquaworld Aquarium & Reptile Rescue Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you, Sally D. Glad that you and your son enjoyed your visit so much :)

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Very good money for value! Very clean, lots of interesting stuff! Highly recommend!! 8€ per adult! Fish are amazing

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John M, Owner at Aquaworld Aquarium & Reptile Rescue Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thanks, I'm glad you think so! :)

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Reviewed 5 days ago

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Aquaworld. It was fantastic to see a range of sea creatures and reptiles, all of which are very well looked after and loved by the staff. Everybody who worked there was very knowledgeable and clearly passionate about their work....More

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John M, Owner at Aquaworld Aquarium & Reptile Rescue Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you, Shannon. We do our best to make every visitor feel like this! :)

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Reviewed 1 week ago

What a delight to hold snakes and a variety of friendly reptiles who were so well cared for and happy to sit on your hands in the sun. The passion for the animals who have all been rescued was contagious. Little squirt the 12 year...More

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

Hapy to hear that the big 'kids' enjoyed it also :) Thank you, dhulton.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The place is small, but the animals are well cared for. You get to hold the animals to do pictures. Staff were very good and knowledgable about the animals they have. Recommend going first thing in the morning (opens at 10am) for feeding time. Please...More

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

Thank you Edz1967 - glad you enjoyed the visit so much :)

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Me and my partner spotted Aquaworld while walking through the town and visiting the shops. It's not difficult to get to and it's very easy to find. When we stepped inside we didn't realise just how small it actually was. While queing for a ticket...More

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

Thanks for taking the time to write such a comprehensive review, Morgy W :) Yes, Aquaworld is small and people do seem unable to form an orderly queue sometimes... I'm glad you enjoyed meeting the reptiles, although you don't mention the fact that many of...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Small, but beautifully marked. This was set up as a rescue place for unwanted (etc.) pets, in what was originally a house, by a Brit. All but a few of the marine animals are from local waters. We were encouraged to go first to the...More

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

Thank you, teemarsh. Reviews like yours really help people understand what we're all about :)

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My girlfriend and i visited this place during our 2 week holiday in Crete, there was a fairly large array of animals to see and to be able to hold the reptiles was a delight. The staff there were very friendly and there was some...More

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

Thank you for your recommendation, Biggsy_kb! Lovely to know that you enjoyed your time with our animals so much :)

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came to Crete on our honeymoon and spotted this reptile rescue centre and aquarium before we arrived and just knew we had to visit. We ended up going twice during our stay it was so interesting and their efforts to rehabilitate the animals and...More

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

I'm glad we helped to add a little more 'magic' to your honeymoon! Thanks for taking the time to write such a great review :)

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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
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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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