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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 .
Aquaworld Aquarium & Reptile Rescue Centre Reviews
This is a great little place to spend a couple of hours and the kids will love it... good for a family day out.. more »
We came here with our family on a hot day in Chersonissos. We were surprised to see a large turtle walking around on the floor, my son found it very amusing to pet him and scream every time he walked ... 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!
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