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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  • August 17, 2017
    This is a beautiful location, the lake with the mountains around it is very picturesque and as the only fresh water lake on the island it's worth a trip but..... It's very 'rustic'. There are some umb...  more »
  • August 17, 2017
    We visited for two days when we had car hire as it was so beautiful! The lake was warm and clear. We took the pedalo out for 2 hours at a time, diving in, swimming and sunbathing on the back of the bo...  more »
  • August 17, 2017
    Not worth going unless you get on the bike to sort the Lake alongside ... then let's just That well in any place abroad ... lovely place, lovely thick which in combination with the papakia, the turtles and the erwdioys received the most charming landscape! In the must!
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