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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  • which looked a lot better from up top when you can see the open sea beyond. Pleasant short stroll around. Restaurants n cafes dotted around.  more »
  • An attractive like surrounded by restaurants and backed by a cliff with several paths and steps to the top. The like is next to the harbour and a channel connects them.  more »
  • Easter in the Lake of St. Nicholas ... One of the most beautiful experiences of Crete!!! But every other day the Lake with wooden boats and the cafes are a gift you deserve ...
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  • Called the bottomless lake by the locals. On a Mediterranean Cruise, this was one of our stops on a one day tour of Crete. In the coastal town of Agios Nikolaos you will first see a small lagoon then this magnificient Lake. The town is quaint and lively with a number of eating places and fun shops to explore.
  • Nice little town. Many local restaurants and coffee. Need €0.50 to toilet
  • Very beautiful place.
  • Hot and fun
  • Nice
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