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Lake Kournas, Kournas

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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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  • Pretty nice, not crowded at all (April) and walks in Pedalo kitsch but nice to enjoy the calm.
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  • Is a nice and different place in Crete. I advice everyone to visit and after that go to the small village closed to the lake to eat.  more »
  • Great Lake in a beautiful location. Beach sand, there are sun beds, catamarans. Change nowhere! Around many cafes and restaurants where you can eat. The place is very pleasant. At sea, where we relaxed, there was a strong wind, we fled to the Lake, where it was very comfortable.
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