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 March 20

Manos Spyridakis (MάΝoS) - Ευχαριστώ θερμά για την επίσκεψη και το σχόλιο. Πολλά χαιρετίσματα

Vassilis L. on March 21

Καταπληκτική Χρήστο, συγχαρητήρια.
Και φυσικά, Α+Α
Χαιρετισμούς, Βασίλης.

ΥΣ*** Α! υπεροχο καδρο και θεα χρηστο !! την καλημερα μου!!

Christos Theodorou on March 21

Vassilis L.

Stylianos Kanakaris


Ευχαριστώ θερμά για την επίσκεψη και το σχόλιο. Πολλά χαιρετίσματα

Giovan on March 26

Bela foto, e paisagem maravilhosa, parabéns! Saudações de Brasil, Giovan

Christos Theodorou on March 26

Giovan - Many thanks for your visit and comments – Best regards from Athens

Arturo Santibañez on March 27

Nice photo! Greetings from Mexico.

Christos Theodorou on March 27

Arturo Santibañez - Many thanks for your visit and comments – Best regards from Athens

Eduardo Ortin on April 7

Bella imagen,bien tomada. Like 440.Me gusta su galería,añado a favoritos. Un saludo,Eduardo.

Christos Theodorou on April 7

Eduardo Ortin - Many thanks for your visit and comments – Best regards from Athens

Mone de Castro 3 days ago

Suntuosa natureza. Belíssima captura.

Like + Foto favorita

Saudações,

Mone

Christos Theodorou 2 hours ago

Mone de Castro - Many thanks for your visit and comments – 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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