Aquaworld Aquarium & Reptile Rescue Centre, Hersonissos

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Discover the wild side of Crete at Aquaworld Aquarium & Reptile Rescue Centre, which displays both local sea life and exotic reptiles. Founded in 1995, this natural history museum provides a safe home for animals injured in the wild, as well as unwanted pets. The aquarium features 15 tanks, two pools, and several terrariums which serve as recreated natural habitats for various species of snakes, sea turtles, frogs, lizards, and fish. You can have your picture taken with most of these wild animals, or learn about their feeding and breeding habits from the staff. Join a daily guided tour to gain insight into the local efforts to protect and care for Crete's native wildlife. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Aquaworld Aquarium & Reptile Rescue Centre by using our Hersonissos travel route builder site .
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  • I visited this place for the 3rd time last summer. I absolutely love this place! It is fascinating hearing the stories from the staff about how all of the reptiles have been rescued and looked after s...  more »
  • This people realy love helping animals. And they realy do a great Job. Hope people around the world helping them and visit them. Love from Norway.  more »
  • Our visit was one of the highlights of our holiday. We are a nature and animal loving family, and do not want to visit attractions where animals are exploited. The gentleman running the place took a l...  more »
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  • A wonderful, gem of a place! 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 blind turtle being hand fed, and learned lots. I'm happy to say the octopus we met on our first visit had been released back into the sea before our second visit. At €20 for two adults and a child, it's not the cheapest day out, however I would much rather pay to go to Aquaworld and know that my money has gone towards saving something from a fisherman's net. Highly recommended!
  • Small establishment, but definitely worth a visit! A surprising amount of interesting sea-life inside, in particular a blind sea turtle, and a garden out the back with a broad variety of reptiles including snakes, lizards, and tortoises. Suggest going first-thing in the morning, and catching feeding time, which is amazing. They are very helpful and friendly, encouraging people to hold big (or little) snakes and lizards.
  • Really enjoyed our visit today. They do great work here for reptiles and sea life. The staff are very knowledgeable and passionate about what they do. Some reptiles can be seen close up, even touched. Catch them at the right time to see the snakes being fed!
  • Absolutely a must visit if you are visiting Crete. Such a caring, wonderful staff for the animals, helping you to get comfortable with those exceptional creatures. You can get really intimate and take your time with them. Basically, if you have limited time, you have the choice of visiting plastic dinosaurs or caring people for actual reptiles.
  • Very interesting place. Not too big.. rather small. Staff very open and focused on visitors and animals as well. You can touch python, turtle and other strange objects. Great experience for kids and adults as well. Organized with passion and engagement.
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