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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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  • near georgioupolis is this place pristine, nesting ducks and where you can go for a swim in the cool waters and clean, you can make trips in pedal boats and canoes, there are various souvenir shops and tavernas.
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  • This is a "hidden" natural sweet water lake, very nice. We arrived with WAZE, it was easy. Around the lake they have free chairs, old ones but ok. We had a nice swim and then we rented a pedaling boat...  more »
  • On an island as Crete, burned by the scorching sun, Kournas lake looks like an oasis in the desert. Water with green reflections, surrounded by green slopes and boulders, make sharp contrast to all co...  more »

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