- Lake Volvi
lake_name = Lake Volvi
image_lake = Limni_Volvi_200704.jpg
coords = coord|40|40|54|N|23|28|02|E|region:GR-54_type:waterbody_source:dewiki|display=inline,title
basin_countries = Greece
area = 68 km²
Bolbe "He Bolbe limne", Greek: Λίμνη Βόλβη, modern: "Limni Volvi", South Slavic: Бешичко Езеро, "Besicko Ezero") was the name of a lake in Mygdonia, located at no great distance from the
Aegean Sea. It is about 12 miles in length, and 6 or 8 miles in breadth. The lake emptied itself into the Strymon Gulf by means of a stream flowing through the pass once known as Aulonor Arethusa. The name of the stream is not mentioned by Thucydidesin his description, but it is evidently the same as the Erechios(Romanized as "Rechius") in Procopius("de Aedificiis", 4.4). Among the smaller streams flowing into the lake we find mention of the Ammitesand the Olynthiakos. The perch("labrach") of the lake were particularly admired by the gastronomic poet Archestratus.
There was also a town named
Bolbos(Romanized as "Bolbus") located near the lake. Today, there are a number of towns incorporating Vólviin their name, situated along the lake. It is not known exactly if any of these modern towns correspond to the site of ancient Bolbos.
The lake is now known as Lake Vólvi, in the prefecture of Thessaloniki,
Greece. It is located east of Lake Koronia(Lake Lagkada). The northern part of the lake is run by Via Egnatiaand the old highway to the south. West is the narrows of Rentina, also known as the Macedonian Tempesince it looked like the valley of Tempe. Lake Volvi is the second largest lake in Greece. The area is 68 km² and the depth is 20 m. The municipalities with shores on the lake are Rentina, Madytos, Apollonia, Egnatia, and Sochos.
About a million years ago, Lake Volvi along with Lake Kerkinis and the entire Mygdonia was a huge lake.
List of lakes in Greece
* [http://community.webshots.com/photo/202916095/202916927ElfLer Map of Lake Bolbe (Vólvi)]
* [http://napollonia.tripod.com/dailymomentsfromvillageneaapolloniathessalonikh/id11.html Article on Lake Volvi, with photos] ."
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