Lake Yliki

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Lake Yliki
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
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)

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.

In popular culture[edit]

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

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. ^ "Indila:Μια Γαλλίδα σταρ στη Χαλκίδα". 10 July 2014.

External links[edit]

Media related to Lake Yliki at Wikimedia Commons