Lake Voulismeni, Agios Nikolaos

Must see · Water Body · Nature / Park
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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  • Asmall little lake in the town, of course with a lot of restaurants around, some artists and some pottery, due to high cliffs relatively shaded in the afternoon. Unless you stop at one of the...  more »
  • Lovely setting, natural beauty, serene and peaceful yet full of life with Taverns, coffee shops, restaurants and shops  more »
  • the lake is somewhat polluted with plastic bottles floating around, butu once you get past that, it really is quite charming. Walking around it, you see quite a lot of fisk, some old religious...  more »
  • 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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