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Lake Kournas Visit

My husband and I visited whilst on holiday in Crete. Having read the previous reviews we went... read more

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A beautiful lake with fresh water coming from the mountain. Many birds and turtles swimming around... read more

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Kournas, Apokoronas, Crete 730 07, Greece
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

My husband and I visited whilst on holiday in Crete. Having read the previous reviews we went prepared with lots of bread to entice out the terrapins ... and were successful! I think this made the experience as if we hadn’t then we probably would...More

Thank Alex-and-SarahT
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A beautiful lake with fresh water coming from the mountain. Many birds and turtles swimming around , beautiful restaurant with beautiful view over the lake

Thank Ankiapp
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We visited as 2 couples in September. The lake is beautiful & is great for a swim and a ride on a car pedalo. The pedaloes cost £12 for 4 people for 1 hour. There are a few tavernas around the lake. There is no...More

Thank YorkiesEngland
Reviewed 2 days ago

Great place to visit, you can walk from Georgepolous to the lake or take train or taxi. You can pattle boats on the lake and plenty of food and drinks are available at the lake. The lake and mountain is natural, a must see

Thank Nicholas c
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

About 10 minutes drive from Georgioupolis it’s well signed Lake Kournas on the way. Turning right at the second entrance in you will drive down the road to several large stone dirt parking areas. Walking down to the lake passed several pottery shop outlets then...More

Thank castle1_10
Reviewed 1 week ago

You don’t need long here if it’s just a quick swim, be warned this is fresh water - so it’s going to be cold a couple of feet down. We hired a pedal boat, only 7€ an hour, we came back a little early as...More

Thank Bernadette B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Heard about this lake so went to see it with my 3 boys ages 13,10 and 9. Drive was ok from Rethymon. Parked on top main road it there were parking at the bottom. If you go after 11am it gets busy. You can't swim...More

3  Thank Gecus15
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a gem of a place, natural lake with pedalos, swimming and dining establishments (Tavernas) on the shore. Very scenic, lovely blue water and relatively quiet for such a great spot. we didn't dine here but lamb was in the log fired oven and smelt...More

Thank Paul R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Since moving here to Crete we've discussed driving up to Lake Kournas many times. The other day while visiting Georgioupolis, we just put everything else aside and "went." WOW! What an amazing natural attraction. The lake reminds me of those out of the way fishing...More

Thank Phil B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Firstly i would go in at the second entrance as this is where most of the shops and restaurants are. There are loads of free parking places and just a short walk down the hill to the lake. The view is simply spectacular. The lake...More

1  Thank Buck2205
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Adam L
11 June 2018|
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Response from izzibilli | Reviewed this property |
We found it best early morning or later in the afternoon as it's a bit cooler then and there isn't very much shade there. If you are going to hire a boat make sure you take a hat and sunscreen as the lake itself is a real... More
Adam L
11 June 2018|
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Response from Ulysses336 | Reviewed this property |
You mean the time of day or the month ? I only travelled to Crete in September and it always was beautiful
Dennis P
17 April 2018|
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Response from polygnosi | Reviewed this property |
yes. the best landing spot is by Korissia taverna and rooms amble space there.
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