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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  • And it's true. In search of ladies heart this huge guy chases bugs in less than half of it, he crushed or drove aside visitors. Then, a Chamber and trying to do their dirty business until the warden had not seen. While moans brutal and, you guessed it, unashamedly. Yes let the same man to break away with their own similar! Or will release itself found, or record from another. In the rest of the fish, Paco, a humble and melancholy of octopuses and morays are my favorites. Part Aquarium Petting Zoo with reptiles and turtles. Honestly, I would be nicer to know that all they are here temporarily before being sent to liberty and got here not for the sake of greed. Then you can endure all our enthusiasm, embodied in the desire to touch, try on, hug and all that's exotic. By the way, the iguana is not a tough skin and a crest on the back soft. That's amazing!
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  • The aquariums were small and ok. Hammer was the contact with various snakes and Gekkos, etc. The super nice keepers there have created us different animals around the neck. The snakes were super tame. The most evil was the lizards have made pee-pee was make us :-) A great experience with animals that I found personally disgusting and scary. Really beautiful!
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  • This is a cheap place to visit and is actually very interesting. The staff will explain the fish, sea critters and reptile lifestyle, issues etc. There is a chance to handle many of the animals. It is...  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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