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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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Phone Number:
+30 2825 061665
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

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Very nice place for children

Very nice place with pedal ⛴ to rent. .. boat for 6 cost 15 euro for q hour. Sweet water and ice tavernas near the lake.

Reviewed 28 April 2016
Eyak S
Haifa, Israel
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Haifa, Israel
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24 reviews
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Reviewed 28 April 2016 via mobile

Very nice place with pedal ⛴ to rent. .. boat for 6 cost 15 euro for q hour. Sweet water and ice tavernas near the lake.

Thank Eyak S
Vilnius, Lithuania
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6 reviews
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Reviewed 27 April 2016

There are not too many sightseeing places around Skaleta and Rethymno. Since we were staying in Skaleta with the 1 year and 4 months old kid, we couldn't take very long trips. We had a rented car so the short visit to this lake through nice mountainous roads and villages was something worth doing for sure. The lake itself is... More 

Thank Juscius
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Reviewed 27 April 2016 via mobile

Few hours of fun for families for sunny days. Take some Peaceful time on peddals boat 10 eur. Some Tavernas located around the lake, serving excellent greec food in reasonable prices. Mussake is the most recommended.

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Midleton, Ireland
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9 reviews
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Reviewed 25 April 2016

omg what can i say. breathtaking views, you can pedal boat around the lake for 7euros for a couple and you have 1 hr to do so. we saw turtles, gold fish and even snakes in the water while pedal boating. amazing experience for us. there are plenty of restaurants to eat and alot of souvenir shops with such friendly... More 

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Eccles, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 23 April 2016

Just off the frenetic National Road near Georgiopolis, Lake Kournas is a pleasant place to cool down and destress for an hour or two. There are cafes and souvenir shops, but no need to buy bottled water, as you can just fill your bottle directly from the lake (the only freshwater lake in Crete). Good for a paddle too, although... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 17 April 2016

We went to the lake after reviewing tripadvisor. Given that it was mid April and not yet holiday season the Lake was quiet. Parking is ample at the lakeside and is free. The restaurant owners try and make you park in spaces which are opposite their establishment to entice you to enter their restaurant after being in the Lake. We... More 

Thank david l
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Reviewed 13 April 2016

Very nice lake to visit if you are in the area. Water is clear and you can see fishes and turtles, also a lot of water birds. Don't hesitate and take a pedalo boat, the view is fantastic while paddling.

Thank Inga S
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Reviewed 7 April 2016

Well worth a visit if your in the area, beautiful freshwater lake full of Turtles which can be seen by hiring a pedalo and paddling to the far reed bank, also plenty of small tavernas and gift shops around one end of lake. You can swim in the lake of of the shore or your pedalo. Great fun for all... More 

Thank Degsie73
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Reviewed 6 April 2016 via mobile

The lake view is something you never forget... As are the trash you find laying around everywhere. The water is quite cold in April, so no swimming. Uaually I just atop there for the view and a cold one.

Thank Jaani1984
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Reviewed 1 April 2016

A spectacular and beautiful lake in the middle of nature, less than 10 minutes from Georgioupolis. You can rent paddle boats to go out on the lake or just swim in the crystal clear water. There are a few souvenir shops with very reasonable prices and several restaurants to choose from. See pics attached.

Thank David A

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