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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  • August 17, 2017
    Here you can some fish and turtles admire also an Octopus and many Repitilien. Highlight is the small outdoor area where you have the possibility of rubbing shoulders with geckos, go big and small snakes. The visit is recommended for families with children but also for adults who like to want to try how it feels if you get laid a 12 kg Python around his neck :)
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  • August 16, 2017
    Definitely worth a visit. It is a small venue;therefore, before I went in I was concerned that it was very expensive. However, I was very surprised by the experience. It was worth every euro. When in ...  more »
  • August 16, 2017
    This little Aquarium/reptiliem we were excited. The staff of all the animals to us English had a chat and we could hold several snakes and lizards. We came to otevíračku, in the 10:30 was feeding sea turtles and octopuses and the reptiles. Very nice to contact and visit!
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  • June 16, 2017
    The place is totally gorgeous. It's not quite roomy, but the expo is worth the visit. Very domestic atmosphere. You can hold a few snakes and reptiles as well as take a photo. The founder said the place is up for 22 years already. The staff is very heartwarming and open. Beware of the big tortoises as they may cut off any finger they will be served ;-)
  • April 15, 2017
    It may not look like much from the outside, but this place is amazing. It displays lots of rescued and found animals and you can get up close and personal with them. Really great fun and interesting. John and his wife who run the place as well as their staff are very friendly and will tell you all about what you see. Well worth the money and highly recommended.
  • June 30, 2017
    Nice little place. The man there is very happy to have you interact with the animals. Beware this is 1hour max
  • April 13, 2017
    From the outside inconspicuous, from the inside small - but incredibly warm and the direct contact with the animals (snakes, iguanas, ...) is impressive and exciting. We came with our 3 children (5, 6 and 8 yrs old) and stayed for 3 hours, because they just could not go any more! For families absolutely recommendable and you also support a good purpose, as well as informative and very friendly staff incl. owner.
  • June 8, 2017
    Nice small aquarium, got to hold some reptiles and see a sea turtle up close (the only reason it's there is because it is blind and would not survive in the wild) plus a few other tanks with interesting fish in.

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As one of Crete's top destinations, Hersonissos offers lodging options ranging from budget-friendly inns to luxurious private villas, with nearly everything else in between. The area's five-star hotels come at a steep price, but reward you with elegant rooms and sweeping views of the sea, as well as access to private beaches, fitness facilities, and fine restaurants. An alternative for vacationers on a budget, the city's self-catering apartments offer plenty of space and privacy a few minutes' walk from popular bars, shops, and restaurants.
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