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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Comments (690)

tom_mino on March 12, 2012

incredible winter scenery!

Pepe_Ibanez on March 12, 2012

It is very beautifully photographed! I congratulate on a successful picture!

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Greetings from Spain.

Pepe

Christos Theodorou on March 12, 2012

tom_mino

Pepe_Ibanez


Many thanks for your visit and comments - Kind regards from Athens / Merci pour votre visite et le commentaire - Amitiés d’ Athènes

Jesus Miguel Ballero… on March 12, 2012

its a beautiful pic

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Christos Theodorou on March 12, 2012

Jesus Miguel Balleros - Many thanks for your visit and comments - Kind regards from Athens

LidiaG on March 13, 2012

bellisima immagine, LIKE+F. Saluti, Lidia

Christos Theodorou on March 13, 2012

Lidiagiuff - Many thanks for your visit and comments - Kind regards from Athens

Jim Evans (AXOTA) on March 13, 2012

Greetings Christos :)) This is such a fine photo portraying this awesome landscape..If your early morning bus journey's take you through such gorgeous scenery then it must give you great pleasure in going to your work!

Superb take and a worthy Y* photo :) Thanks for sharing this gem!

May I take this opportunity to thank you for your numerous visits and wonderful comments in my gallery.

Jim

Christos Theodorou on March 13, 2012

AXOTA - Many thanks for your visit and comments - Kind regards from Athens

s.silviya on March 13, 2012

wow,amazing place :o) Greets,silvia :)

REmiasz on March 14, 2012

Fantastic mountain landscape L

Christos Theodorou on March 14, 2012

s.silviya

REmiasz


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KhoiTran on March 14, 2012

Very nice photo! Like & Ys!

Christos Theodorou on March 14, 2012

KhoiTran - Many thanks for your visit and comments - Kind regards from Athens

EPChristian 2 on March 15, 2012

Amazing!!

YS95 + like

O.Mizyn on March 15, 2012

Great view of an amazing landscape.

Fanchon on March 15, 2012

Superbe,

Amitiés de France,

Foulard

Christos Theodorou on March 15, 2012

EPChristian 2

lyubesh

M. Foulard


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Kastl on March 16, 2012

Hi Christos,

thsi looks very good.

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Christos Theodorou on March 16, 2012

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Photo details

  • 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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