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Lake Kournas

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Address: 4 km From Georgioupolis, Kournas, Apokoronas, Crete 730 07, Greece
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We visited the lake at the same time last year & was amazed at how low the water level was this year, apparently it was a very hour dry Sumer. With less water in the lake it was... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Cleethorpes, United Kingdom
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Cleethorpes, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited the lake at the same time last year & was amazed at how low the water level was this year, apparently it was a very hour dry Sumer. With less water in the lake it was easier to get into a depth for swimming, less rocks to climb over but still a lot of silt which at times... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Just a short drive up from Georgioupolis, also served by the "fun" train, this is well worth a visit for an hour or two. We paid €8 for 3 on a peddle boat and enjoyed a relaxing trip around the lake followed by a drink with a view at a nearby Taverna. The lake level was quite low in October... More 

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Eugene, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

We visited in late October, rented a paddle boat (10euro) and had a lovely, quiet time circumnavigating the lake. Birds, ducks, a snowy egret. Then we had stuffed pumpkin flowers at one of the several lakeside tavernas. In season, I imagine this place is a zoo. But families might want to visit anyway--there is so much for kids to do...little... More 

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Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

My Friend and our wives spent a very relaxing afternoon here and really enjoyed the place. It is a stunning location, very popular and I suppose has been turned over the years into something of a tourist trap. Which is understandable. I would agree with a previous reviewer that the pedal boats moored below the tavernas and gift shops are... More 

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Thank Alan D
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

My family had a wonderful 2 weeks summer holiday in Crete during July, and have come away totally blown away by the beauty of the island, hospitality of the locals and friendliness of fellow holiday makers. We've learned that Its always worth asking the locals and hotel staff to recommend places to visit and Lake Kournas was a place that... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

My wife and I stumbled upon this beautiful lake while looking for things to do around Rethymnon. We were amazed at the sheer beauty and tranquility of it. It was like stumbling across of untouched paradise. If you're in the area, make the time to experience it for yourself!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

We went here by chance after searching trip advisor. Had lunch and hired a pedalo. I can imagine in the height of the season it would be very overcrowded though. Lovely afternoon on a cloudy day.

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Ra'anana, Israel
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

If you're on the area it a very nice place to come eat and have a swim, feeding the ducks and take a hike around

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

We've visited Crete two years on the bounce now, in 2015 and 2016, and on both occasions we've paid a visit to this beautifully stunning natural attraction. The lake is breathtaking to see from the mountain tavernas, and for a small charge of a few Euros you can hire a pedalo for an hour to go out on the lake... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

Stopped here when on a coach South round trip. Regrettably it was only for an hour, which only gave us time for a quick pedalo hire and swim. We had a quick look for the turtles that the pedalo vendor said were active, but no joy. A couple at our hotel said they hired a Pedalo and let it drift... More 

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