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Beautiful freshwater lake surrounded by a mountain landscape, creating a special atmosphere of seclusion and isolation from the rest of the world.
Kournas lake is located a few kilometers from the town Georgioupoli. On the beach of the same name, you can take the water train which takes you directly to the lake. To the town is most easily reached by bus from Rethymnon and Chania.
On the Kournas lake you will find lot of geese and ducks, which you can feed with hands, turtles and snakes, clean beaches where you can sunbathe, as well as a large number of proposals for the lease of catamarans and boats. It is very convenient to study the Kournas lake on them.
On the beach you can have a snack, there are many taverns here, which serves delicious seafood dishes.
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See pond sliders
Unusual pond sliders that are found in large numbers in the lake Kournas, you can not only take pictures but also hold in your arms.FREE9
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More places to visit on Crete
The most famous landmark of Crete depicted on all the postcards and souvenirs, the place where according to legend was the Minotaur maze.21
Beautiful and unguarded cave, where only rare travelers come and where stalactites and stalagmites form fanciful shapes.14
Sandy and pebble beach is located on the southern coast of the island and has become legendary thanks to the hippies who lived in these caves.9
The picturesque small village, that has preserved its authenticity despite the great popularity among tourists, and offers a relaxing stay on their sandy beaches.1
Visit the most famous cave in Crete, where according to legend, small Zeus with his mother hid from his tyrannical father.30
If you want to reach this picturesque gorge, you need to overcome a long way through another famous and marvelous Cretan gorge.15
The Leper Island Spinalonga
A former leper colony, this island has preserved only the ruins of a once-powerful fortress and abandoned houses of leprosy patients.29
Saint Nikolas church
The snow-white church on a low cliff is seen from afar, it is a path from rough stones, and from it opens the magic views of the surroundings.22
Built by the Venetians in the 14th century, this fortress was intended to protect the population from the pirates, and now you can watch the unusual phenomenon drosoulites here.3
Fortress of Spinalonga
Built to defend the island, the castle turned it into an impregnable area, but now there is just a ruin, from which you can see the bay and Crete.31
The small island separated from Crete for a hundred meters, and it is considered a haven away from the noise of city streets.14
Glyka Nera Beach
Hidden away from the prying eyes of rocks and cliffs, Glyka Nera beach is considered one of the most beautiful in the world due to its well-groomed and close freshwater supply.11