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Lake Kournas

4 km From Georgioupolis, Kournas, Apokoronas, Crete 730 07, Greece
+30 2825 061665
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A haven in the midst of the valley

We were driving around the area and decided to visit the lake. What a fabulous place. It was so... read more

Reviewed 16 July 2016
Carol E
Addlestone, United Kingdom
Nice and small sweet water lake

This sweet water lake in short distance from Rethymno offers good swimming and plenty of pedaling... read more

Reviewed 14 July 2016
Zurich, Switzerland
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“an hour” (60 reviews)
“free parking” (20 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
4 km From Georgioupolis, Kournas, Apokoronas, Crete 730 07, Greece
+30 2825 061665
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Reviewed 16 July 2016

We were driving around the area and decided to visit the lake. What a fabulous place. It was so tranquil despite there being quite a few people around. We took a pedalo trip which was good but maybe they should consider 30 minute hire as...More

Thank Carol E
Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

This sweet water lake in short distance from Rethymno offers good swimming and plenty of pedaling. The lake is easy to find and has several free parking with plenty of pottery shops and taverns. Water is crystal clear and shallow so great for families with...More

Thank FrankGeisler
Reviewed 10 July 2016

Amazing please don't miss this amazing place to see turtles-don't bother with turtle river this place is amazing

1  Thank Kim P
Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

This beautiful lake is easy to find; there are road signs everywhere. Along the few meters from the free parking to the lakeside, there are 2 pottery shops with extraordinary works. Arriving at the lakeside, we were greeted by a sexy Greek who wanted us...More

Thank Ariella1234
Reviewed 7 July 2016

The lake is set in the middle of the mountains a short distance away from Georgioupolis and is very beautiful. Surrounded by Taverna's for a refreshing drink or meal, the lake is worth visiting for all groups. Their are boats of all sizes to hire...More

Thank 2504K
Reviewed 6 July 2016 via mobile

What a beautiful place to visit. Coffee at the cafe at the top of the hill, then an hour on a peddle low around the lake an a meal at one of the restaurants beside the lake. Just wonderful and relaxing. Just a must place...More

1  Thank Bill E
Reviewed 4 July 2016 via mobile

Very nice place to visit, for the lake itself you don't need more then 1.5hr. If you want to eat there you need more. The pedal boat cost about 7€ for couple, and about 12€ to a family boat.

Thank Barak K
Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

Highly recommended. A nice place to visit...we rented those small boats that manually move with your feet...like bicycling...it was amazing..

Thank Georgia-Eleftheria
Reviewed 2 July 2016

Absolutely beautiful lake with stunning views. Renting a boat is a must. The water is clear, warm and not salty. It was a fantastic experience for anyone visiting crete.

Thank Arman207
Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

Drove to here from Georgiopolis and not disappointed. The lake colours are amazing and apparently their are turtles. We only drove up to a nearby taverna but it was beautiful.

Thank SAP4369
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Hi, is there a bus which I can take from Chania Town to Lake Kournas? If not, does anyone know how much a taxi would be? And anyone seen turtles anywhere else apart from this lake? Thanks!
15 May 2017|
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Response from Vaeltaja100 | Reviewed this property |
Best bet is to get a bus from Chania to Georgopolis and then a cab from there, much cheaper. Not sure if the turtles are actually not tortoises, but well worth a visit anyway!
Can pedalos be hired in April? If so how much do they cost? Thanks
10 October 2016|
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Response from Amirsheva | Reviewed this property |
I dont know about April. the cost is 12 Euro.
Robert S
What sat nav address
29 October 2015|
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Response from Ilinca N | Reviewed this property |
And yes, there are plenty of maps at the hotel reception and the lake is very well signaled on the road. Close by (30 mins driving) is Zoraidas horseriding in Georgioupolis, it was really great to spend a few hours there... More