Veotia, Yliki lake - early in the morning (capture from the bus)

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Yliki (Υλίκη) is a natural lake in Veotia, north of Thebes, with steep banks at the foot of the western extensions of Mountain Ptoon and east of Messapia. Called also Likeri, has an average area 19.1 square kilometers. There's also an homonymous village.

In ancient times Yliki (Υλίκη) called Υλική (Material) (underlined in the ending) and took its name from the town of Ύλη (Matter), which was built on the banks of the lake as the city Akraifia. The water discharged to the nearby lake Trefia or Hungria, the younger years called Paralimni. Very close to Yliki was a great temple of the god Apollo, who had the nickname "Ptoos" by the same name of the nearby mountain.

In 1959 it began operating a water supply connection to the artificial lake of Marathon from the lake Yliki as the high population growth of Athens made most inadequate the water supply exclusively from the first. Again the increased population of Athens surpassed the capabilities of the two lakes, that since 1981 most of the water in the Greek capital's water supply comes from the artificial lake of Mornos. The drainage of the water stock in Lake Marathon is a groove and tunnel and then pumped (Mouriki-Viliza).

(from Wikipedia)

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Christos Theodorou on January 25

Cvijetin Radic - Many thanks for your visit into my photo-gallery and your comment – Best regards from Athens

Игорь Козак on February 1

Excellent tone and composition! It's really good luck!

173/477

with friendly greetings, Igor

Christos Theodorou on February 1

Игорь Козак - Many thanks for your visit into my photo-gallery and your comment – Best regards from Athens


We must protest again, for a well working site. Do you like a Panoramio like that? Sign the new PETITION !!!

Christos Theodorou on February 21

Why the New Petition goes slowly?


The following message was posted during the previous petition for saving Panoramio. It contains useful instructions how to spread the petition form.


SAVING PANORAMIO: IS IT A PRIORITY ? (please read full text)

Everyone of us has his priorities in real life. First of all, I think, is our family, our health and our work. On our leisure time, even then, we have priorities. Personally I believe, that our priority now, must be TO SAVE PANORAMIO. We must mobilize all members. Posting and writing in every social media about, it was necessary at the beginning. But spending hours on them, discussing about or uploading relative photos, is good, but it isn’t effective. WE MUST SPREAD THE MESSAGE AND THE LINK OF PETITION FORM, INTO THE ORIGINAL SITE. There are members, they enter on Panoramio twice or 3 – 4 times a month. All these members we must find.


This must be AN OVERALL EFFORT.


Anyone of us must spread the message:

1. Through popular photos generally or through each photographer popular photo.

2. Through our photos.

3. Through our favorite photographers.

4. Posting an announcement on the forums of our groups and find members of each group, not so active.

5. Through our replies on other members’ comments on our photos.

6. Through the contest winning photos.

7. By personal messages

Many members did all these actions, but we must try more. Our purpose must be not only to save Panoramio, but also we must prove that we have power. Even if the final decision belongs to Google.

I don’t want to discuss about my message now. That’s why, I shall not reply in any comment on Facebook, or Google+. I will continue, as it allows me my free time, only on Panoramio.

Kind regards,

Christos


P.S. You can find a form of message on photos of many Panoramio galleries.

Christos Theodorou on March 7

> 20.000 views!


Many thanks for your visits and comments – Greetings from Athens - Christos

South America Tours on March 9

Absolutely stunning! Wonderful scenery, Christos. LIKE + **FAV
Greetings, Oscar

Christos Theodorou on March 9

South America Tours - Many thanks for your visit into my photo-gallery and your comment – Best regards from Athens

ferraromaria13 on March 10

Nice!! F+L. Best wishes. Maria .

Christos Theodorou on March 10

ferraromaria13 - Many thanks for your visit into my photo-gallery and your comment – Best regards from Athens

Frederic Baiges on April 15

Fantàstica foto. L+F

Salutacions.

Christos Theodorou on April 15

Frederic Baiges - Many thanks for your visit into my photo-gallery and your comment – Best regards from Athens

Gerda Biegl 9 days ago

Very beautiful! LIKE.

Kind regards, Gerda

Christos Theodorou 9 days ago

Gerda Biegl - Many thanks for your visit into my photo-gallery and your comment – Best regards from Athens

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  • Uploaded on February 22, 2012
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    by Christos Theodorou
    • Camera: SONY DSLR-A350
    • Taken on 2012/02/18 09:41:00
    • Exposure: 0.004s (1/250)
    • Focal Length: 55.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/6.300
    • ISO Speed: ISO100
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash

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