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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. Arrange your visit to Lake Voulismeni and discover more family-friendly attractions in Agios Nikolaos using our Agios Nikolaos tour planner.
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  • Lovely place to sit in the shade and have a meal or drinks, I recommend the excellent coffee and drinks at Cafe de Paris and the super food at La Casa just next door. Always a chance of watching turtl...  more »
  • It was great to see turtle swimming about! Lovely places to eat all around. Apparently there are sea cows in there sometimes.  more »
  • We spent the day in Agios Nikolaos and decided to visit the lake. It was such a beautiful area with such a view when you walk to the top of the hill. I wish we had the opportunity to visit at night be...  more »