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VISTONIDA LAKE, Lake, XANTHI

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Overview

  All visitors of Xanthi should not miss going to Vistonida Lake with its canals and reed thickets surrounding it as well as the small delta of the rivers flowing into it. Lagoons such as Lafre, Lafrouda, Alyki, Elos and Porto Lagos complete this natural beauty. In the Porto Lagos lagoon one can visit the chapels of St Nicholas and Virgin Mary which are built on small islets.
  Lake Vistonida was formulated 5,000,000 years ago. It was named after the Vistons, a Thracian tribe living around. The area of the lake is 42 sq.km. The size of the lake decreases and increases alternately for almost 6 sq.km., depending on the season. The average depth of the lake is 2 ? 2.5 m. (max. 3 m.).
  It is a peculiarity of Vistonida Lake that there are great fluctuations in the salt content of its water. Thus, the water in the Northern part of the lake is brackish because of the influx of three rivers: Kosynthos, Kompsatos and Travos. On the contrary, the Southern part of the lake has salty water because of three canals connecting the lake with the sea.
  All sorts of birds, in impressive numbers, dominate the area. There is also a great variety in vegetation and fauna. The silent (for human ears) world of fish amounts to 37 different species (including striped grey mullets and eels) in the lake. The animals living around are either carnivorous or herbivorous at various sizes. Wild cats, jackals and badgers seek refuge in the forests, the bushes and the delta of Kompsatos River, whereas, at a larger scale, there are wolves and roes.
This text is cited July 2003 from the Prefecture of Xanthi URL below, which contains map.

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Geographical Data

Type of location: Wetland, Wetland
Postal Code: 67063
Tel +30 25410
Longitude: 25o 07' 12.37" E
Latitude: 41o 02' 24.49" N
Borders:
South (S) with: VISTONIAS BAY Bay, XANTHI , GREECE
Homonymous locations:
VISTONIA Ancient area, GREECE VISTONIDA Municipality, XANTHI , GREECE
Locations clockwise:
3 Kilometers Northeast (NE) DIALABI Village, KOMOTINI , GREECE
3 Kilometers East (E) SALPI Village, KOMOTINI , GREECE
5 Kilometers East (E) NEA KALISTI Village, KOMOTINI , GREECE
1 Kilometers Southeast (SE) GLYKONERI Village, KOMOTINI , GREECE
6 Kilometers Southeast (SE) MESSI Small town, KOMOTINI , GREECE
7 Kilometers South (S) FANARI Port, KOMOTINI , GREECE
South (S) on the shore LAGOS Port, XANTHI , GREECE
3 Kilometers Southwest (SW) POTAMIA Village, XANTHI , GREECE
1 Kilometer West (W) NEA KESSANI Small town, XANTHI , GREECE
1 Kilometer Northwest (NW) SELINO Village, XANTHI , GREECE

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