This picturesque and romantic lake is the highlight of Agios Nicholas on the island of Crete. A small lake in the center of the town, serving as a small harbor for little fishing boats. An ideal spot to sit, relax and enjoy the beautiful scenery and watch the world go by. Just a short walk from the information center, the lake is a great place to spend some time and definitely worth a stop on your visit in the area.
It is lined with touristy bars and restaurants where you can have lunch or dinner, overlooking the water. Once a sweetwater lake, it is now connected to the sea through a shallow canal 60m long and 12m wide, dug by the French army in 1870. The lake is circular in shape with a diameter of 137 metres. The circle is completed and both sides linked by the small Agios Nicholas Bridge.
Dozens of legends are associated with the lagoon, mainly because of its very deep waters. According to one of them the lagoon is bottomless, however it has a depth of 48,8 meters. In its waters, the Germans disposed all the armaments and ammunition at the end of World War II. A panoramic view of the lake can be seen from a small park situated above it. Pretty in the day, absolutely stunning at night with all the lights glittering on the little boats, Lake Voulismeni is definitely a must see.