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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. To visit Lake Kournas on your trip to Kournas, use our Kournas route planning tool.
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  • If you have ever seen a lake, do not go there - it's nothing to see. Just a swamp with bushes. And do not rent water pedal bikes! 
    If you have ever seen a lake, do not go there - it's nothing to see. Just a swamp with bushes. And do not rent water pedal bikes!  more »
  • I couldn't have been more blown away by Lake Kournas - from the reception we received when we got there (A very informative guide told us all about the lake) to the stunning views we experienced on a....  more
    I couldn't have been more blown away by Lake Kournas - from the reception we received when we got there (A very informative guide told us all about the lake) to the stunning views we experienced on a....  more »
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  • A must see spot if you re in Crete!!!
  • We saw just one small turtle :(

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