|Lake Kournas is the only natural lake on Crete, with a
perimeter of 3.5 km, covering a total area of 160,000 square
meters, and a depth reaching 25 meters. It is 3 km from
Georgioupolis and its calm waters reflect the imposing beauty of
the surrounding White Mountains. The locality with exceptional
landscape which surrounds the lake has been included by the E.U at
the Natura 2000 network that included area from exceptional natural
beauty. It has dense vegetation on one side, while olive trees grow
on the southeast bank where cafes and taverns with traditional
cuisine are situated on a narrow strip of sand fitted out with sun
beds and umbrellas.
Water bicycles are at offer for those who wish to cross the Lake to other coast, where among the bushes turtles, small wild ducks and other rare species can be seen.
The hotel operates a mini train offering daily short tours to the Lake.