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Lake Kournas

Lake Kournas - GIC The Villa Collection

Lake Kournas, the only freshwater lake in Crete , is 47km east from Chanea. The village of Kournas is set on a hill overlooking the lake which has a perimeter of 3.5km and is about 800 metres wide at its widest point. Kournas is a large working village, with a good selection of tavernas serving local dishes and is known for its pottery. The lake is set in a landscape of undulating hills covered by olive groves, small vineyards and grazing pastures for goats.

There is a nature reserve to the South West of the lake which is populated by fish, crabs, eels, water snakes and terrapins. Herons and cormorants also visit the lake. Swimming in the lake is allowed and tavernas and pedalo hire shops line part of the shore. Behind the lake rise The White Mountains which are reflected in it's waters.

Georgoupolis, with it's sandy beaches, tavernas, shops and watersports is a ten minute drive.

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