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Agia Marina Donkey Rescue Sanctuary

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Open today: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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Very lovely Sanctuary!

For people who like that animals are treated with respect, you have to go visit this lovely... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
linasilverio
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Lots of happy animals. A loving and peaceful place where you can get the feeling that humans are... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Antonella A
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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
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Mires, Crete 70400, Greece
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+30 694 916 8763
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Reviewed 5 days ago 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

Thank linasilverio
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

Reviewed 6 days ago 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...

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

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 31 May 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 15 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

6  Thank Paul P
Reviewed 12 October 2017

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

7  Thank Belgo96
Reviewed 8 October 2017

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

6  Thank Chatterboxmegan
Reviewed 28 September 2017 via mobile

Such a great place to visit. These people are taking care of all those donkeys who had a rough life, but now having a great life with someone who really, really loves them.

6  Thank Roy S
Reviewed 29 June 2017 via mobile

Awesome work for awesome animals that deserve the rest and care they get here. Keep up the good work!

6  Thank sqvision
Reviewed 18 June 2017

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

5  Thank yp2
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They should be there during the normal visiting hours. But if you want to make sure just contact them.
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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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