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Lake Yliki

Coordinates: 38°24′N 23°16′E / 38.400°N 23.267°E / 38.400; 23.267
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Lake Yliki
partial view of Lake Yliki, north of Thiva, Greece.
Location of Lake Yliki in Greece.
Location of Lake Yliki in Greece.
Lake Yliki
LocationCentral Greece
Coordinates38°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)

Lake Yliki (Greek: Υλίκη Yliki, Ancient Greek: Ὑλίκη 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.


The lake is home to several threatened endemic or near-endemic fish species:[3] (IUCN Red List status shown)

In popular culture[edit]

Some scenes of French-singer Indila's music video "S.O.S" were filmed at the lake.[4]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Public Domain Smith, William, ed. (1854). "Boeotia". Dictionary of Greek and Roman Geography. Vol. 1. London: John Murray. p. 413.
  2. ^ EYDAP brochure
  3. ^ "Freshwater Ecoregions of the World, Aegean Drainages". FEOW.
  4. ^ "Indila:Μια Γαλλίδα σταρ στη Χαλκίδα". 10 July 2014.

External links[edit]

Media related to Lake Yliki at Wikimedia Commons