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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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  • The Lake is a lovely place to go.... the water is so cleat and the scenery is amazing! Get a pedalo and take a spin around... certainly recommended! 
    The Lake is a lovely place to go.... the water is so cleat and the scenery is amazing! Get a pedalo and take a spin around... certainly recommended!  more »
  • From the few lakes of Crete, it's of unique natural beauty! Our visit took place last week with the snow low in the surrounding mountains, a landscape of incomparable beauty! 
    From the few lakes of Crete, it's of unique natural beauty! Our visit took place last week with the snow low in the surrounding mountains, a landscape of incomparable beauty!  more »
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  • A must see spot if you re in Crete!!!
  • Lovely location shame about the rain that cut our visit short.

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