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Lake Kournas, Kournas

Categories: Bodies of Water, Nature & Parks
Inspirock Rating:
4/5 based on 1,300+ reviews on the web
Surrounded by mountains, Lake Kournas is Crete's only freshwater lake. Take a walk around the 3.5 km (2.2 mi) perimeter to look for some marine life. The lake is a protected wetland, home to ducks, eels, water snakes, and diamondback terrapin. Visits from herons and cormorants also make bird-watching a popular activity here. Soak up some sun, take a swim, or rent a paddleboat to explore the lake. If you're hungry, try some traditional Cretan specialities from one of the tavernas lining the lake. Use our Kournas family vacation planner to add Lake Kournas and other attractions to your Kournas vacation plans.
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  • Decided to take a stroll to the Lake, 4 km from georgiopolisa, took a catamaran, saw turtles, swam, the water is clean and warm. Just seen turtles. There is a café with Internet access.
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  • We had a great time, Lake I liked. This is not simply arrive. Take the catamaran, go for a swim. We met 2 turtles, a bunch of birds, lambs.
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  • Beautiful place! Nice warm water even on October, however need special shoes to be able to swim. The beach is stony. A lot of tavernas. Accessible by car only. 
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