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Aquaworld Aquarium & Reptile Rescue Centre

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Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:15 PM
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Lovely little aquarium/reptile centre. Clear to see from the outset that all involved are mega... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
MrCrocroy
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Great experience!

We visited the aquarium on the last day of our holiday just for something to do, however what a... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
rccc19
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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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 yesterday

The staff was very friendly, helpful and great sense of humor. It is very positive that they rescue and help the reptiles and the fish. The only negative is that i thing they need to relocate and make bigger cages and tanks for the animals.More

Thank Γιαννης Κ
John M, Owner at Aquaworld Aquarium & Reptile Rescue Centre, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you very much, Γιαννη. The present location of Aquaworld is the only place I could find to build it in 1994 - all the local owners of land and buildings said that it was a really stupid business idea! Well, 23 years later we're...More

Reviewed 2 days ago

Small aquarium with limited tanks containing fish and some large reptiles which are often brought out for visitors to meet in the small yard. Reliant on charitable donations it is worth a visit and the staff are obviously very knowledgeable and passionate.

Thank Pauline453
John M, Owner at Aquaworld Aquarium & Reptile Rescue Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you, Pauline. Don't forget that many of our animals, marine and reptilian, are rescued :)

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Lovely little aquarium/reptile centre. Clear to see from the outset that all involved are mega passionate about what they do. Great variety of animals and plenty of hands on action. Loads of good information in several languages. A great wee place to pop into!

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

And a great wee review! Thank you, MrCrocroy :)

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We visited the aquarium on the last day of our holiday just for something to do, however what a fantastic experience it turned out to be! The owner was absolutely lovely and it was clear to see how passionate he and the rest of the...More

Thank rccc19
John M, Owner at Aquaworld Aquarium & Reptile Rescue Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to write such a great review! Yes, we are passionate about our work and it's really great when this is acknowledged :)

Reviewed 3 days ago

Excellent, well worth the visit and very helpful staff who very informative about the animals and fish.

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

Thank you kindly, Heather :)

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This is a small Aquarium and reptile rescue centre. But the reptile up close and personal experience is fantastic. We held the snakes and lizards. It was a really fantastic experience. All the staff were so friendly, which also made it special. Keep up the...More

Thank Simon555
John M, Owner at Aquaworld Aquarium & Reptile Rescue Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you, Simon. We'll keep on with the up close and personal as long as we can :)

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Great little mini zoo with a lot of interesting creatures and animals. Staff friendly and polite and well worth the entrance fee. You are given the chance to hold various snakes and reptiles which I thought was brilliant. Highly appealing to animal lovers and I...More

Thank WRleeds01
John M, Owner at Aquaworld Aquarium & Reptile Rescue Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

And thank you for this little gem of a review. Glad you enjoyed the experience :)

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely afternoon out. Great staff with plenty of information on reptiles. Small but friendly. Air con inside so nice and cool to look at fish.

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

The air con is for the fish - but it does feel good on a hot day, doesn't it :) Thanks for the great review, sonyamick!

Reviewed 1 week ago

Really interesting. I particularly enjoyed the look on my friends face as she was holding a lizard! I got to hold a large snake. Thoroughly enjoyable.

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

Thank you, Marilyn! Glad you both enjoyed the experience :)

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited Aquaworld at the beginning of our holiday, and loved it so much we came back before we went home. The staff are friendly, knowledgeable, and passionate about the animals in their care. We held every snake and lizard in the garden, watched the...More

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

Thank you for the great review, Clare. I'm pleased that you thought enough of our work to return for a second visit and that you all enjoyed yourselves so much :)

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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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