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Lake Kournas, Kournas

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Must see · Water Body · Nature / Park
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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  • Amazing, absolute stunning place! The water is crystal clear and the lake surrounded by mountain. It’s possible to rent a paddle Boat which is a fun way to explore the lake. However come early as it.....  more »
  • We were there on august so the place was full of people. There isn't a beach so all you can do is rent a bicycle boat. One restaurant and a souvenier shop. The lake itself and the mountains around...  more »
  • 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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