Lake Xynias or Xyniada (Greek: Λίμνη Ξυνιάς/Ξυνιάδα) was a lake in Central Greece.

The lake lay in a caldera of Mount Othrys, and measured approximately 5 km × 7 km, with a depth of 5 m.[1] It was named after the nearby city of Xyniae.[1] In the Middle Ages, it received the Slavic name Ezeros, after which the city was also renamed.[2]

The lake was drained in 1936–42 to create arable farmland.


  1. ^ a b Kramolisch, Herwig. "Xynias". Brill’s New Pauly. Brill Online, 2015. Retrieved 20 September 2015.
  2. ^ Koder, Johannes; Hild, Friedrich (1976). Tabula Imperii Byzantini, Band 1: Hellas und Thessalia (in German). Vienna: Verlag der Österreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften. p. 159. ISBN 978-3-7001-0182-6.

Coordinates: 39°03′58″N 22°16′26″E / 39.06611°N 22.27389°E / 39.06611; 22.27389