Quick View. It is actually an important part of the Greek ecosystem, as it is the only area in Crete where there is abundant freshwater throughout the year. There was a shallow area and loads of people were swimming, it looked great as there was no tides and it was warm water and clear. Lake with turtles Strand, 430 Meter östlich Λίμνη Κουρνά Δήμου Γεωργιούπολης Naturschutzgebiet, 1½ km südwestlich Kournas Cave Höhle, 2 km südöstlich It is also home to a large number of birds, animals, and rare species of turtles who are permanent residents of this friendly wetland. Leaving this extraordinary city, we arrive at the quaint Kournas Lake, a beautiful habitat with natural freshwater, one of a kind on Crete. It is in the Apokoronas region of Chania regional unit close to the border with Rethymno regional unit, at 2.5 klm from the sea. There was a shallow area and loads of people were swimming, it looked great as there was no tides and it was warm water and clear. 61 reviews. Take a pedalo trip around the lake to watch goldfish, birds ans (with lots of luck) turtles. Kournas Lake as a nature reserve. You find a small beach with some free sunbeds and pedalos for rent. More info. We stopped off here to just look at the lake on the way to the airport , what a nice suprise it turned out to be ! Frequent Migrant. As you climb uphill away from the Lake you can stop for much better photo shoot of the lake. We soon realized that the lake is really extensive and so we didn't make it to the opposite shore. Kournas lake is the only freshwater lake in Crete. Kournas Lake. The lake exists because underground water sources push up water, which fills the lakes. Lake Kournas: Fabulous day out - See 2,417 traveller reviews, 2,282 candid photos, and great deals for Kournas, Greece, at Tripadvisor. Quick View. The lake is really beautiful with clean potable water. Wine tasting with light lunch and lake pedalo. 39 reviews. Sacred & Religious Sites, Points of Interest & Landmarks, Churches & Cathedrals. We didn't see any turtles or watersnakes. Explore the best trails in Canyon Lake, California on TrailLink. Book your tickets online for Lake Kournas, Kournas: See 2,426 reviews, articles, and 2,334 photos of Lake Kournas, ranked No.1 on Tripadvisor among 3 attractions in Kournas. Georgioupolis Safari Off Road Tours Outdoor Activities Land Rover Defender. 61 reviews. Just 4km from Kournas lies one of Crete’s most incredible natural wonders – the only fresh water lake on the island – Lake Kournas. The house is situated in walking distance to the lake and the traditional village of Kournas. If you be patient you will find some turtles, crabs, snakes, birds and gold fish.Our family were here for the second time and probably will return on next visit to Crete. Lake Kournas: That perfect tranquility - See 2,428 traveler reviews, 2,347 candid photos, and great deals for Kournas, Greece, at Tripadvisor. This is the version of our website addressed to speakers of English in United Kingdom. You can take a paddle boat tour on lake Kournas to observe wildlife like turtles, stroll through the shops with handmade ceramics or have food in one of the traditional tavernas. Where Is Lake Kournas? Kournas lake plays an important role for the local ecosystem with abundant fresh water throughout the year and water level that fluctuates with the seasons for hosting watercourses, ducks, eels, waterfowl and a rare species of turtles. Winery Tour and Kourna's Lake . #120424410 - Lake Kournas, natural lake in Crete, surrounded by high mountains.. The excursion at Kournas Lake is beautifully combined with a visit to Georgioupoli which is very close and easy drive. Rent a water pedalo and go to opposite coast. On my visit we even saw a turtle swimming around. Lake Kournas: SERENITY! more. 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