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. To visit Lake Kournas on your trip to Kournas, use our Kournas route planning tool.
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  • A nice destination for the day. It has many tavernas by the lake and georgioupolis is near if you want something different. I enjoyed a day with bicycling in the lake and even taking a swim. The lake....  more »
  • This was my kids favorite part of Crete. We actually went twice because they loved it so much! The water is so clear and cold!! We had a great time swimming and relaxing on our vacation on this...  more »
  • Pedal bast rental process was a bit uncomfortable, but all the rest was good. Beautiful view, little black ducks, fish swimming all around. Haven't succeed to see a turtle.  more »
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  • Quite calm lake. You can rent a paddle boat or eat by the taverns' at the shore
  • We went to the restaurant. Bug plates, cheap price. View lovely, amazing place for romantic Dinner.
  • The most beautiful lake - we rented pedalos and drank wine in mugs whilst sunbathing. When we went in July 2019, there wasn't any beach sections of it so sunbathing opportunities were limited
  • Absolutely beautiful lake! Extremely clear water. Hire a pedalo and see the turtles and fish. Really highly recommend!
  • Truly great experience it surely changed over the years but its still a wonderful place to visit

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