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 very beautiful freshwater lake with beautiful nature around. The whole shore is in gooses and ducks. They say that on catamarans or boats you can swim across the lake and feed the turtles that live here. The whole coast is covered with souvenir shops and taverns where you can try the local cuisine.
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  • From Lake Kurnas, my journey to Crete began. It's an amazing place. high in the mountains almost round lake... This is the first time I've seen a freshwater body of such amazing color!!! Turtles did not give themselves a pat))) But with the geese I talked)) by the way, and they are considered wild?)) I was happy to take a dip. The water is not a cold trip remembered!
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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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