Lake Voulismeni, Agios Nikolaos

According to local legend, the goddess Athena regularly bathed in Lake Voulismeni. Renowned internationally for its curative powers, the lake is located in one of Crete's more relaxed seaside towns. The circular body of water is 64 m (210 ft) deep and only 134 m (440 ft) wide. Fed from below by a natural hot spring, the water maintains a constant temperature around 25 C (77 F), and contains high levels of elements that relieve ailments like neuralgia, arthritis, and sciatica. Before you have a dip, hike to the top of the surrounding cliffs, which offer sweeping views over the treetops and out to the sea. Plan a Agios Nikolaos trip in moments using our itinerary builder.
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  • As part of our tour we stopped in the town. The lake is pretty for a walk although lots of restaurant owners trying to drum up custom. Nice to meander and take some photos.  more »
  • Worth a visit, although you need to be prepared to be pestered by the restaurants all competing for your custom.  more »
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  • Nice touristic place. Lots of nice restaurants next to lake where you can enjoy the view.
  • Loved our visit. Go to Ches Georges, fabulous views over the harbour, wonderful staff and great food.
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