Aquaworld Aquarium & Reptile Rescue Centre, Hersonissos

Must see · Aquarium · Zoo / Aquarium
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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  • Visited and we really enjoyed it, especially my little boy. The staff were all very friendly and informative. It’s not that big but it’s not expensive at all and well worth a visit.  more »
  • Was so good we got to hold the snakes and the lizards and the staff wore very friendly and would tell you everything about the animal highly recommend  more »
  • Amazing place full of adorable animals run by real animal lovers. Loved it. Hats off to the animal enthusiast, who have dedicated their lives to rescue animals. Loved Blondie and lizards.  more »
  • Great tiny little aqua zoo to visit. Kind of a must see if you're in the area. All kinds of species from the area are displayed. Staff is really kind and helpful. We enjoyed spending time out in the garden seeing all kinds of reptiles up close. Would've surely given 5 stars if the entrance were wheelchair friendly. I got in with some help from the very hospitable owners though.
  • Excellent aquarium and reptile area. They do amazing work here with rescues, that alone made me and my friend want to go in. Once we got there, the staff are so welcoming and chatty that we knew we made the right choice. Brilliant knowledge from staff, and signs in many languages with information about each creature if you would prefer not to ask questions. Could not recommend this place enough, and don't forget to leave a donation for the animals while you are there!
  • Short: private fish collection in an apartment for 8 EUR. This aquarium is located on the ground floor of a regular family house, stuffed with fish tanks and some terrariums with snakes, iguanas and turtles on their terrace. Pro: + some nicely selected fish & octopus to look at + well advertised everywhere + apparently dedicated to animal welfare Con: - apartment sized exhibition , estimate 15 small fish tanks. Quite below expectations. - very crowded ( in August) - animals (Iguanas, snakes) to be touched by everyone . Turtles & iguanas between peoples feet. Not sure if this is adequate animal housing.
  • A lovely place to visit. Lots of exotic fish, lobsters, snakes. You can handle some of the snakes & bearded dragons & there's an enormous giant tortoise that roams around the floor so you can touch him. 8 euro's for adults & 4 for children. Definitely a great place to visit.
  • We went there today what a lovely place not very big but they make you so welcome and interact you with the snakes and lizards and the money you spend on the tickets goes to helping rescue the animals and keeping the place going. Never been to a place that was so welcoming and such nice people who love there animals can't wait to visit here again next time I'm in Crete wish them all the best and thank them for the wonderful photos we had when we were there

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