"Lake" Agios Nikolaos Things to Do Tip by mickeyboy07

Agios Nikolaos Things to Do: 5 reviews and 18 photos

The Lake of Agios Nikolaos is in the centre of town and is its most famous landmark for visitors and locals.The Lake is also known as 'Voulismeni'(sunken).It has distinctive vertical walls reminiscent of a volcanic crater,which is why some people believe it was created by a sunken volcano.This theory though has lost ground and today it thought that the lake is the mouth to an underground river.Today the lake,137 metres in Diameter,is the town landmark,with many cafe's and restaurants set out around it.With its still water,ducks and fishing boats is a place which offers peace.
According to mythology,the goddess Athena refreshed herself in the lake.The myth that the lake was bottomless was disproved in 1853,when the British Admiral Spratt took soundings and discovered that it was 210 ft deep at its centre.

Directions: Central Agios Nikolaos
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  • Written Nov 10, 2011
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