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 31, 2012

kriszta13 - Many thanks for your visit and comments - Friendly regards from Athens

Konstantin Khrapko on April 2, 2012

L!

Christos Theodorou on April 3, 2012

Konstantin Khrapko - Many thanks for your visit and comments - Friendly regards from Athens

STOIXIMATIKOS on April 5, 2012

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Ενημερωθείτε για αθλητικά νέα, προγνωστικά στοιχήματος, μάθετε τρόπους για σίγουρο κέρδος στο στοίχημα και πολλά άλλα με μια μόνο κίνηση..!

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Christos Theodorou on April 5, 2012

STOIXIMATIKOS - Ευχαριστώ θερμά για την επίσκεψη και το σχόλιο. Πολλούς χαιρετισμούς.

adoverboy2 on April 5, 2012

Great moving shot!!

Christos Theodorou on April 5, 2012

adoverboy2 - Many thanks for your visit and comments - Friendly regards from Athens

Alien Alienovic on April 7, 2012

Sehr schön

L & F

polipao on April 7, 2012

Αυτή η εικόνα είναι μια Ελλάδα που έχω δει ποτέ . Ελπίζω κάποια μέρα να επισκεφθείτε . Questa immagine è di una Grecia che non ho mai visto. Spero un giorno di visitarla. Ciao Paolo YS

Christos Theodorou on April 7, 2012

Alien67

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Many thanks for your visit and comments - Friendly regards from Athens / Merci pour votre visite et le commentaire - Amitiés d’ Athènes / Ευχαριστώ θερμά για την επίσκεψη και το σχόλιο. Πολλούς χαιρετισμούς


HAPPY EASTER / JOYEUX PAQUES / ΚΑΛΟ ΠΑΣΧΑ


Special Thanks for 100 FV

Milad Gerami on April 8, 2012

Beautiful view, beautiful place! Very good photo! LIKE 1
Best wishes,Milad Gerami

Wolfgang Brauner on April 8, 2012

Wonderful image, precious light and colors, magnificent perspective.LIKE320 Affectionate greetings ☼, Wolfgang

Christos Theodorou on April 8, 2012

Milad_Gerami - Many thanks for your visit and comments - Friendly regards from Athens


wolfgang brauner - Many thanks for your visit and comments - Friendly regards from Athens - HAPPY EASTER

rotschild on April 8, 2012

Thank you for your compliment. I am also very impressed by your shots. Kind regards and Happy Easter from the freshly snow-covered Austria. Erich

Christos Theodorou on April 8, 2012

rotschild - Many thanks for your visit and comments - Friendly regards from Athens - HAPPY EASTER

Bassam Jayousi on April 10, 2012

Super shot! Already Liked... YS101

Best wishes, Bassam

Christos Theodorou on April 10, 2012

~Bassam - Many thanks for your visit and comments - Friendly regards from Athens - HAPPY EASTER

Marco Margini on April 10, 2012

A magnificent view, Christos. You have a sharp eye, Like #323 + F. Greetings, Marco.

Christos Theodorou on April 11, 2012

mmargini - Many thanks for your visit and comments - Friendly regards from Athens - HAPPY EASTER

Lajos Peszt on April 11, 2012

Very nice capture with an excellent view.Like. Lajos

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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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