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Agia Marina Donkey Rescue Sanctuary

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Open Now: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Open today: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Beautiful people and beautiful donkeys

The sanctuary was nearly a 3 hour drive from our apartments in Chania, so we combined it with a... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Sophie S
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
A must for animal lovers!

I spotted the sanctuary in a list of things to do on Crete and I knew I had to visit. First, I... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
ecovegangal
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Los Angeles, California
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We rescue old, unwanted and abandoned donkeys from Crete and other Greek Islands. On average we have about 25 donkeys... Visitors are welcome to come and visit, you may mingle with the donkeys, stroke, cuddle and get the know these beautiful...more
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We are situated South West of Moires between the villages of Petrokefali and Sivas, on the road to Matala, Mires, Crete 70400, Greece
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Reviewed 5 days ago

The sanctuary was nearly a 3 hour drive from our apartments in Chania, so we combined it with a visit to the hippie caves of Matala. We arrived in the afternoon, and were greeted at the gates by a lovely gentleman. He pointed out about...More

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Barbara D, Owner at Agia Marina Donkey Rescue Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for visiting us !!

Reviewed 6 days ago

I spotted the sanctuary in a list of things to do on Crete and I knew I had to visit. First, I messaged the owners on Facebook to confirm their hours and heard back from Barbara shortly afterward. It took about an hour and a...More

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Barbara D, Owner at Agia Marina Donkey Rescue Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

It was really great to meet you both and chat, thank you for coming and we hope you will visit us again... happy travels !! Barbara & Fanis

Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved our stay in Agia Marina Donkey Rescue Santuary so much. We were heartly welcomed and stayed there for three hours. We even adopted a donkey virtually. Thanks for your wonderful work.

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Barbara D, Owner at Agia Marina Donkey Rescue Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your nice review !

Reviewed 12 September 2018 via mobile

We were there in September. It was shocked because of peoples big heart who taking care the old donkeys. Great place that deserves to be donated. Ordinary poeple should take their example:)

Thank Kinga S
Reviewed 21 August 2018

We travelled 1.5 hrs to visit the sanctuary and it was worth every mile. The staff were really friendly and talked to us about all the animals they have. We could just walk around the sanctuary and mix with all the donkeys all of whom...More

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Barbara D, Owner at Agia Marina Donkey Rescue Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 21 August 2018

thank you for visiting and your kind review !

Reviewed 10 August 2018 via mobile

For people who like that animals are treated with respect, you have to go visit this lovely sanctuary. Every donkey has its own sad story, and it's wonderful to see that these people cared so much about them to have opened this sanctuary. They give...More

1  Thank linasilverio
Barbara D, Owner at Agia Marina Donkey Rescue Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 11 August 2018

thank you for your very kind comments for our work here, Barbara & Fanis

Reviewed 10 August 2018 via mobile

Lots of happy animals. A loving and peaceful place where you can get the feeling that humans are able to be nice, sometimes...

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Barbara D, Owner at Agia Marina Donkey Rescue Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 10 August 2018

thank you very much Antonella ! :-)

Reviewed 29 May 2018 via mobile

We just visited the donkey sanctuary. The owner explained some details, how he started the sanctuary, the current problems (funding, injured animals etc) and then encouraged us to go and meet the donkeys. The were quite a lot of donkeys around, some pregnant and even...More

4  Thank Melony80
Barbara D, Owner at Agia Marina Donkey Rescue Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 1 June 2018

Thank you for visiting and for supporting us !

Reviewed 13 May 2018 via mobile

We visited today with our four children, aged 13, 10, 6 and 4. We all had a lovely time. The proprietors clearly have a passion for their cause and it's great to see all these donkeys who would otherwise lead sad and neglected lives have...More

5  Thank mckmac
Barbara D, Owner at Agia Marina Donkey Rescue Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 16 May 2018

Hello, thank you for coming to visit. We hope to see you again.

Reviewed 18 October 2017 via mobile

I really recommend to visit this site, practically it combines perfectly with a visit to Matala Beach and or the roman caves. The people running the place are very very friendly. They also speak very good English and have many exciting stories to tell. Compare...More

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TravelngGirl
18 September 2016|
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Response from foginthevalley | Reviewed this property |
They should be there during the normal visiting hours. But if you want to make sure just contact them.
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13 February 2015|
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Response from Ariana750 | Reviewed this property |
Open all year round..April - November 10.00 to 14.00 and 17.00 to 19.00. Sundays closed. November to April please tel. first +30 6949168763
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