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“worth the drive”
Review of Lake Kournas

Lake Kournas
Ranked #1 of 3 things to do in Kournas
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Reviewed May 9, 2014

We were staying in Chania, and it was well worth the drive. We had a great lunch at a nearby taverna and enjoyed peddle boats on the lake...I suppose a little touristy, but SO charming and beautiful. Would love to return!

Thank Esilb
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Reviewed May 7, 2014

Nice scenery, noisy geese, pedaloes and turtles, if you can find them! Great place to spend a few hours. Park up and walk along the track to the pretty secluded taverna .

Thank ganeshEngland
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Reviewed May 6, 2014

Very peaceful clear lake you can walk round but very steep access. You can swim or hire a pedalo, also the local ceramics are interesting.

Thank misanthrope95
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Reviewed May 3, 2014

Rather tacky location, lake covered in pedalos. The taverna at the far (south) end was very nice though. Best bird a single whiskered tern.

Thank Chris J
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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.

Thank DurhamAndypandy
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