Lake Voulismeni, Agios Nikolaos

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According to local legend, the goddess Athena regularly bathed in Lake Voulismeni. Renowned internationally for its curative powers, the lake is located in one of Crete's more relaxed seaside towns. The circular body of water is 64 m (210 ft) deep and only 134 m (440 ft) wide. Fed from below by a natural hot spring, the water maintains a constant temperature around 25 C (77 F), and contains high levels of elements that relieve ailments like neuralgia, arthritis, and sciatica. Before you have a dip, hike to the top of the surrounding cliffs, which offer sweeping views over the treetops and out to the sea. Plan a Agios Nikolaos trip in moments using our itinerary builder.
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  • If you are staying in Agios you will definitely go around the lake. It is good both day and night time, and you will of course climb the little hill to have the best view over the town and the bay 
    If you are staying in Agios you will definitely go around the lake. It is good both day and night time, and you will of course climb the little hill to have the best view over the town and the bay  more »
  • I've read about this lake before, but this was my first time seeing it in person. It is beautiful, and the mythology behind it's history makes it even more so (they say Athena bathed here)! Highly... 
    I've read about this lake before, but this was my first time seeing it in person. It is beautiful, and the mythology behind it's history makes it even more so (they say Athena bathed here)! Highly...  more »
  • The place to go. Walk by the lake and also up the hill, where you can see far away to the sea. Nice view day or night. Good restaurants all around the lake. The shops are near. 
    The place to go. Walk by the lake and also up the hill, where you can see far away to the sea. Nice view day or night. Good restaurants all around the lake. The shops are near.  more »
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  • Take a stroll here in the evening. Dreamy and romantic
  • Wonderful lake.
  • Beautiful lake!
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  • One of my favs places from Crete. Loved it

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