Fog over Orestiada Lake

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Lake Orestiada (also Lake Orestida[1]) or Lake Kastoria (Greek: Λίμνη Ορεστιάδα) is a lake in the Kastoria Prefecture of Macedonia, northwestern Greece. Sitting at an altitude of 630 meters, the lake covers an area of 28 square kilometers.

Nine rivulets flow into the lake. Its depth varies from nine to ten meters. The Orestida was formed ca. 10 mya ago. The Kastoria Peninsula (with the town of Kastoria) divides the lake into two parts, the larger to the north and the smaller to the south. The lake takes its name from the Oreiades. Lakeside attractions include, apart from the Byzantine architectural heritage of the town, an 11th-century Byzantine monastery of Panagia Mavriotissa and the reconstructed prehistoric settlement of Dispilio, where the Dispilio Tablet was retrieved from the lake in 1992.


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Comments (3)

Christos Theodorou on June 9, 2012

Θαυμάσια λήψη και υπέροχη ατμόσφαιρα. Φιλικά, Χρήστος.

JRO1952 on July 8, 2012

Increible contraste, me gusta, Votada

ALLWO - I LIKE PANOR… on July 10, 2012

Die herrliche Nebelstimmung in Deinem sehr schönen Foto gefällt mir gut - Herzlichen Glückwunsch und LIKE 3 von Wolfgang aus Deutschland -

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  • Uploaded on June 8, 2012
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    by Vasilis Protopapas
    • Taken on 2010/10/31 10:25:02
    • Exposure: 0.020s (1/50)
    • Focal Length: 45.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/11.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO200
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash