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 »
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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.

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