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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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  • A great place to visit. 10 euros for an hour in the pedalo to watch all the birds the turtles and koi carp. we got there early so by the time we left it was getting busy but still enough room not to b...  more »
  • We hired a pedalo to explore the lake, and were so pleased to see the turtles and fish in the crystal clear waters. Pedalo hire was just 7:00 Euro's for a two seater for an hour. We enjoyed ourselves ...  more »
  • We drove an hour to get here, and I'm so glad we did. It is unlike any lake I've seen. Such clear waters and beautiful scenery! We took the paddle boats out and saw some fish, birds, and turtles. Ther...  more »