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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  • The most amazing lake on earth!! I am In love with the city in general. Enjoy a coffee somewhere around the lake or grab a book and read while seating on a fence at the lake. Peaceful and relaxing...  more »
  • Picturesque and romantic. Surrounded by tavernas and boutique shops. Lovely walks, peaceful and serene. The clearest water and lots of wildlife.  more »
  • We strolled past the cafes, bars and restaurants and most of the way around the lake, returning to the area of the cafes for coffee before walking up a steep hill behind the lake for some great...  more »
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  • Lovely atmospheric town with great views of the lake from the surrounding restaurants above. Would recommend this town and Chania if you visit Crete.
  • Great place to watch the world go by while enjoying a nice meal in any of the restaurant's
  • Nice touristic place. Lots of nice restaurants next to lake where you can enjoy the view.
  • Lovely drinks.
  • Nice touristic area in Agyos Nicolaos

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