Category: Lakes

Agias Lake

The artificial lake of Agias is located near the village of Agia, 9 km west of Chania. It is a lake (450 acres), which is close to the valley of Fasas. This valley is considered as the most humid of Crete. Agias Lake receives water from underground spring

Amourgeles Dam Lake

Amourgeles dam is situated at an altitude of 300m, 30km south of Heraklion and 1km south of Amourgeles. With 150 acres, is one of the major dams in the Arkalochori.

Armanogia dam Lake

Armanogia is a small village located at an altitude of 380 m and 38 km south of Heraklion. Next to the village, in 2004, a small dam was built. The lake of the dam covers an area of 120 acres.

Faneromeni Lake

The dam of Faneromeni is located 7 km west of the village Zaros and about 7 km north of Tympaki. It is located in a verdant valley at the southern foot of Psiloritis Mount. The artificial lake covers an area of approximately 1000 acres.

Ini - Mahera Dam Lake

The dam of Ini – Mahera, was constructed in 2004 and is located 38km south of Heraklion and next to Mahera and Ini villages.

Karavados dam Lake

The small dam of Karavados is located 1km south of the village Karavados, next to the road leading from Skinias to Viannos. It is fueled by the tributary of Baritis River, which later joins the Anapodaris River.

Kera dam

300m southeast of Ini there is another is a small dam. The old dam of Kera, as it is called, is located next to the picturesque church of Panagia Kera and the cavernous spring of Zoodochos Pigi. The lake is formed among cypresses, while some meters away f

Kournas Lake

Lake Kournas is actually the only natural lake in Crete and is surrounded by high mountains and olive groves. It is located near the village Kournas, 2.5km south of Georgioupolis, 43km east of Chania and 20km west of Rethymno.

Livada pond Thrapsano

The pond of Livada is located at the homonym position 1km north of the village Thrapsano. The small lake covers only 21 acres, but is an important wetland, where more than 130 species of birds have been met.

Maherida Pond (Akrotiri)

The pond of Maherida is located at the area of Tersanas in Akrotiri, just 14 km east of Chania, next to the stunning beach of Maherida. This lake is an important wetland hosting water snakes, turtles and migratory birds. Access is very easy, as it is righ

Bramiana Dam Lake

The artificial lake of Bramiana was built in 1986 at Bramiana near of Ierapetra. It is located 5 km northwest of the town, in the road connecting Ierapetra and Kalamafka village. The lake covers an area of 1050 acres, making it the second largest wetland

Orne pond

The pond of Orne village is located at an altitude of 300m at the southeastern slopes of Mount Kedros, only 500m northeast of the village Orne. The distance from Rethymnon is about 50km.

Partira Dam Lake

The dam of Partira is situated 32km south of the city of Heraklion and west of the village Partira at an altitude of 300m. Its construction was completed in 2000.

Potamon Dam Lake (Amari)

The lake of Potamon is shaped by the Potamon dam, in Amari plain. It was built in 2008. The dam is located in the verdant valley of Amari, 25km south of Rethymno.

Skinias Lake

The artificial lake of Skinias is located 1km north of Skinias village, beside the River Baritis, from where it gets supplied with water. The lake was constructed in order to irrigate the local land.

Zaros Lake or Votomos Lake

The artificial lake of Zaros or Votomos located on the southern slopes of Psiloritis, just 1km north of Zaros and 45km southwest of Iraklion. It took its current form in 1987, when the Forest Service created an artificial lake where the spring water is st