Lake Voulismeni, Agios Nikolaos

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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  • This lake is the heart of Agios Nikolaos and everything is happening around it. There are lots of taverns and souvenir shops, as well as folk shows during the evening. If you arrive at Agios Nikolaos ...  more »
  • There we go and we toured, then let's go. It's relaxing to drink a lake front but on the waterfront also then!
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  • Agios Nikolaos is sold as the St. tropez Cretan... Nothing to do with our St. tropez French! Nothing very luxurious. Ride friendly but very quickly made. Restaurant and bars along the "Lake". And behind a street filled with shops (mainly souvenirs for tourists). Cities without interest
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  • In the Centre of Agios Nikolaos is Lake voulismeni-deep fresh pond, fed by springs. The Lake has many picturesque fishing boats. On the coast are hospitable tavernas and cafes. South and West coast of the Lake is high rock.
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  • Lake Voulismeni-used to be a Lake freshwater, but in the years 1867-1871 has been associated with the sea channel.
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  • Lovely evening
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  • Just a spectacular place!
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