Kournas lake is located at the boundaries of Chania and Rethymnon and is a very popular destination since every year it attracts thousands of visitors. It is the only lake in Crete that has fresh water and in the antiquity it was known as Korisia. You can either visit it for an afternoon walk or even spend the day there. There are numerous of taverns where you can enjoy the Cretan hospitality and have a rest.
It is the ideal location for nature lovers and for those who wish to get away from the noise of the city and enjoy the peacefull green environment. The lake is surrounded by greenery environment with rare plants and trees. It plays a very important role to the Cretan ecosystem and that is why it is protected by the Natura 2000 Network.