Lake Vistonida

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Lake Vistonida

Lake Vistonida (Greek: Λίμνη Βιστωνίδα, older form: Βιστωνίς, Bulgarian: Лагос, Буругьол Lagos or Burugyol, Turkish: Borugöl) is a lake in Porto Lagos, Xanthi regional unit, Greece. It is known from Greek Mythology.

Lake Vistonida encompasses a unique ecosystem and the local climate can be described as mid-Mediterranean. It hosts a variety of fauna: several types of fish, amphibians, reptiles, mammals, birds as well as flora.

In antiquity, Aristotle wrote that "most species of fishes are found in Lake Vistonida."[1]

See also[edit]

  • Bistonis, the nymph who lived in that lake with her people
  • Bistoni, the Thracians who lived near the lake



  1. ^ Aristotle, History of Animals VIII 13

Coordinates: 41°02′N 25°07′E / 41.04°N 25.11°E / 41.04; 25.11