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

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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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 7 April 2016
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Billingshurst
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Billingshurst
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 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.

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Greece
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 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.

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The Stunning Highlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2016

Definitely worth visiting this beautiful area. Rent a pedalo on the lake or just have a drink, lunch or dinner in one of the tavernas overlooking the lake whilst watching the world go by. The location is just off the National Highway and if you have a car it is also worth driving up to the village of Kournas where... More 

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Cavenago di Brianza, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2016

It is a worthwhile experience to go and see this characteristic lake with two brilliant colors blue and green. You can take a little boat and have nice tour of the lake. Nearby there are many shops and bars to enjoy yourself.

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Barcelona, Spain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 March 2016

We chose to visit Lake Kournas in this winter and it absolutely worth it! The place is of a different beauty and is ideal for people that seek peace and quiet, nature lovers and photographers of course, as it offers great views!!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2016

The most beautiful lake I have ever seen. You can swim in the crystal water and see lovely fish. Typical tasty greek food nearby.

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Kent, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2016

A wonderful place to visit, with activities available to boat on the lake with lovely Taverna's to eat in after a bit of exercise or a swim......

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2016

Amazing place with lots of restaurants and boats to rent and see the beautiful lake. But scary as we had no idea how deep it was and it looked very deep.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2016

Among the high mountains is Lake Kournas. This is one of the largest freshwater lakes in Crete. Very nice place with its history and unique landscapes.

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