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Our donkey sanctuary has twenty rescued ex working, abused and abandoned Cretan donkeys. We warmly welcome visitors to learn more of the plight and history of the Cretan donkey.Small children may have a ride and all visitors are encouraged to help...more
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
Barbara D, Owner at Agia Marina Donkey Rescue Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago
thank you for your very kind comments for our work here,
Barbara & Fanis
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 31 May 2018
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 15 May 2018
Hello, thank you for coming to visit. We hope to see you again.
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.
We sought this place out based on reviews on Trip Advisor. It wasn't the easiest to find but it was really worth it. They give homes to homeless donkeys (e.g. if their owner has died) or provide sanctuary to donkeys that have been abused. It...More
We popped into this donkey sanctuary after spotting it on Tripadvisor and we weren't disappointed. It is down a little dirt track of the main road on the way to Matala, but it as well signed. We were warmly welcomed by a young lady who...More
This wonderful sanctuary is near a couple of important Cretan archeological sites (Festos, Gortys) and is also near the Matala beach/caves. You can view the owners and (occasional) volunteers going about their work, grooming, feeding the animals and tending to their wounds. There are opportunities...More