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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 August 31, 2014

the view is honestly gorgeous , it was so hot because we went there in august but totally worht it. would go again

Thank Pride C
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Reviewed August 27, 2014

Set just 3km off the national road in front of a huge mountain was one of the most beautiful lakes I have ever seen. There are numerous Tavernas located along side with free parking. Prices are also reasonable for such a wonderful setting. The water was crystal clear and I expected it to be green and murky in late July. There is pedalo hire from 8 to 14 Euros. Im a strong swimmer and managed it across the lake and back but there is a layer of weed of about 3 m where the water turns deep. Snorkels are essential and you can watch the smaller fish feed from your hand on the far side.

2  Thank lurkio
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Reviewed August 24, 2014

Lake Kournas could be, and used to be, a pretty and tranquil place. However now it is crowded, full of parking lots, shops selling cheap tourist tack, touts offering pedaloes and beach beds. I cannot think of any reason to visit.

3  Thank Matac54
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Reviewed August 23, 2014

This lake is so beautiful with the mountains behind and the clear water - which was like a warm soapy bath in August when we were there. Just a shame though that to get in you have to wade through the grit and white mud near the edge and there are no pontoons to provide access to the deep water. There are plenty of pedalos for hire and some have slides on. However, we were a large party of various ages and all of us had some difficulty getting back on to the pedalos after swimming. Some of our party pedalled over the the far side of the lake but when one of them jumped over the side they sank up to their knees in the white mud and there are no warning signs to say what or where is safe. It absolutely is a place to visit because it is so lovely, but to make the most of the visit, do take some water shoes with you and if you plan to go out on the pedalos take care where you get out.

Thank Stephen B
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Reviewed August 22, 2014

This lake is very nice, incredibly blue water, with pedallo's which were only €12 for an hour (4/5 people).

Definitely recommend visiting this on your visit to Crete. Probably will fill an afternoon/evening

Thank Chris M
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