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“Middle of nowhere!”
Review of Lake Kournas

Lake Kournas
Ranked #1 of 3 things to do in Kournas
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Durham
Level 5 Contributor
44 reviews
19 attraction reviews
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“Middle of nowhere!”
Reviewed May 1, 2014

This lake is high in the mountain range in the middle of nowhere, with hair raising hair pin bends to get there. Great views in the mountains if you are a passenger. The lake itself is fresh water and when we visited was cold, but highly refreshing once in for a swim. Our daughter hired a canoe for 1 hour at 4 euros including life vest and had a thoroughly good time on the lake whilst we watched others attempting to steer pedalos. Many restaurants and souvenirs shops by the waters edge and a great show put on by the local geese. Free parking everywhere here.

Visited April 2014
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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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“beautiful spot”
Reviewed May 1, 2014 via mobile

second visit after 16 years, strangely busy due to i being mayday holiday but very lovely and worth a visit

Visited May 2014
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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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“Lovely spot - very scenic”
Reviewed May 1, 2014 via mobile

We were last here 15 years ago when the kids were little, and went out on the pedalos. Time moves on, and it's more commercialised but still very enjoyable and very beautiful; the colours in the lake water offset against the backdrop of the mountains are fabulous.

There are quite a few tavernas here - we had coffee and then lunch at Nereida and salivated at the smells of barbecued lamb being cooked yards away. We had moussaka and courgette fritters in batter - really excellent.

It got really busy from about 1130 on and the customers were mostly Greeks - we assumed we'd stumbled onto a local holiday and asked the waitress. She looked at us in a puzzled sort of way and said "It's May 1st!" - which we'd completely forgotten. Much more of a big deal here than it is in the UK of course.

Lake Kournas is wonderful for kids of all ages, wildlife spotters, relaxers, and as a change from seaside resorts. The restaurant and shop staff are, we found, universally charming and helpful and totally understand which side of their tourist bread is buttered, if you follow my drift, but without a trace of being forced, or of obsequiousness.

Visited May 2014
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“Nothing special”
Reviewed May 1, 2014 via mobile

Quite pretty but nothing special having all that beautiful coastline nearby. Looked like a good day out for families as there was quite a few kids attractions in the area. Beach really really small.

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london
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“Beautiful”
Reviewed April 22, 2014

Just as stunning as the other reviews state - If you want to fins the turtles head directly across the lake on a pedalo and they are on the rocks under the branches on the far side.

Visited April 2014
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