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Lake Kournas, Kournas
(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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  • Lake clear, turquoise. You can take a catamaran or dinghy rental, to cross to the other side and see turtles. But you can just swim, the water is warm. Nearby walking geese) Atmosphere on the Lake is very pleasant, there is calm, quiet, not very many tourists. I advise you to visit this place, it is possible for everyone, there opens a secret life)
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  • If you get tired of salty sea water, fresh water Lake Kournas is the right choice. It can be reached from the village of Georgioulpoli either on foot or by train. You can rent a pedal boat and explore the entire Lake, on the Lake are also taverns and a few obchodků. The area is but compared to pláženi very quiet. It is best to go in the morning.
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  • Crystal clear warm water of the Lake is wonderful fresh alternative to the sea coast. From Rethymnon-15 minutes by car. The snow-white sand on the shore, picturesque mountains around, catamarans and sun loungers for hire, small restaurants around. Tenek from trees saves from direct sun. The place is beautiful and one of my favorites on Crete. Came here on vacation several times when just swim in the sea and mosey on another historical ruins. Children from a neighbouring company the same tourists thrilled shared their impressions and told that they had seen some local turtles in the water. We have seen nothing but without turtles stands here take a peek.
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