Lake Yliki

Lake Yliki (Greek: Υλίκη Yliki, Ancient Greek: Ὑλικὴ Hylike, Latinised as Hylica[1]) is a large natural lake of Boeotia, central Greece. Situated 8 km north of Thebes at 78 m elevation, it has been an important source of drinking water for the Athens agglomeration since 1958.[2] It is surrounded by low mountains, which separate it from the drained Lake Copais.

Lake Yliki
Υλίκη
Illiki lake (part of) near Thiva Greece.jpg
partial view of Lake Yliki, north of Thiva, Greece.
Location of Lake Yliki in Greece.
Location of Lake Yliki in Greece.
Lake Yliki
Υλίκη
LocationCentral Greece
Coordinates38°24′N 23°16′E / 38.400°N 23.267°E / 38.400; 23.267Coordinates: 38°24′N 23°16′E / 38.400°N 23.267°E / 38.400; 23.267
Primary inflowsCephissus
Basin countriesGreece
Surface area19.1 km2 (7.4 sq mi)
Surface elevation78 m (256 ft)
Islands10

In popular cultureEdit

Some scenes of French-singer Indila's music video "S.O.S" were filmed at the lake.[3]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^   Smith, William, ed. (1854). "Boeotia". Dictionary of Greek and Roman Geography. 1. London: John Murray. p. 413.
  2. ^ EYDAP brochure
  3. ^ https://www.protothema.gr/stories/article/394212/indilamia-gallida-star-sti-halkida/

External linksEdit

  Media related to Lake Yliki at Wikimedia Commons