The traditional Cretan village Kournas lies at at the only freshwater lake of Crete only 4km from the beach of Georgeoupolis. The lake lies in between mountains at 20m above sea level and is 22,5m deep at its deepest point. The fresh water lake is protected under Natura 2000 and offers shelter to turtles, ducks, eels and snakes. Water comes from mountain streams filling up the lake during winter months. Traditional tavernas and paddle boats offer the perfect setting for a relaxed day at the lake.