Volvi Lake, Thessaloniki, Greece

Also known as:  Limni Volvi

Millions of years ago an enormous lake stretched across the entire Mygdonian Basin in Greece. Lake Volvi and Lake Koronia, nestled in the lowest part of the basin, are all that is left of the ancient lake. However, the lakes are still impressive with tens of thousands of acres of water. In fact Lake Volvi is the second largest lake in Greece. The lake has fantastic recreation opportunities and is – READ THE FULL ARTICLE

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Looking for Volvi Lake cabins or other accommodations? Save time and use this interactive map to find, compare and book at the best rates. Or explore more of our favorite travel partners.

All About Volvi Lake

Lake Locations: Greece - Central Macedonia - Thessaloniki -

Millions of years ago an enormous lake stretched across the entire Mygdonian Basin in Greece. Lake Volvi and Lake Koronia, nestled in the lowest part of the basin, are all that is left of the ancient lake. However, the lakes are still impressive with tens of thousands of acres of water. In fact Lake Volvi is the second largest lake in Greece. The lake has fantastic recreation opportunities and is less than an hour from the port city of Thessalonika with any amenity a visitor might need or want.

Lake Volvi covers 16,803 surface acres. Also known as Limni Volvi and occasionally Limni Bolbe, the lake has a maximum depth of 75 feet and is 12 miles long and six to eight miles wide. It receives its water from a variety of streams, and its outflow is the Richios River which flows on into the Strymonian Gulf. Lake Volvi is also connected to Lake Koronia by a channel and separated by a strip of land. Known in the 1950’s for its exceptional fishing, Lake Koronia has been shrinking ever since and has experienced increasing eutrophication (excessive nutrients in the water). Lake Volvi, on the other hand, is growing.

Lake Volvi is known for its exceptional perch fishing, and there is more than enough water for boating. The lake is near the Aegean Sea, and with the Mediterranean climate, it never freezes making it a popular year round destination. It is surrounded by the Volvi, Vertiskos, Kerdyllion, Chortiatis, Cholomondas and Stratonikos mountains and sits in a pastoral agrarian area. Several villages border the lake including Redina and Madytos, and there are self-catering holiday villas, cottages, and vacation rentals available.

The Thessalonika-Kaval national road runs along the northern shore of the lake, and Limni Volvi is 25 miles north of the city of Thessalonika in the Prefecture of Thessalonika. The historic port city was established in 315 BC by Cassander, the King of Macedon. It was named in honor of his wife, Thessalonica, who was also the sister of Alexander the Great. Thessalonika was ruled by the Romans, Byzantines, and Venetians and then conquered by the Ottoman Empire. Greece finally captured the port in 1912 during the First Balkan War.

Today Thessalonika is a thriving city with museums, night clubs and restaurants mixed in with architectural evidence of its rich history. Visitors can stroll past early Christian and Byzantine monuments, lunch on fresh seafood at a local restaurant, and enjoy spectacular views of the port city from the top of the White Tower. The tower was built during the reign of the Ottoman Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent and has become a visual symbol of the city of Thessalonika. All the amenities of the city are easily accessible from Lake Volvi.

With the culture, history and beautiful sand beaches of Thessalonika and the charming agrarian roots of the villages around Lake Volvi, the lake has something for everyone. Add the fantastic Mediterranean climate and Lake Volvi becomes a great year round Greek destination.

Things to Do at Volvi Lake

  • Vacation Rentals
  • Fishing
  • Boating
  • Swimming
  • Beach
  • Museum

Fish Species Found at Volvi Lake

  • Perch

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Recommended Sites to Book a Volvi Lake Vacation

If you want to take a deeper dive to find waterfront lake cabins, cottages, condos, hotels or resorts, check out our favorite Volvi Lake lodging partners.

  • VRBO – Use VRBO to find the perfect lake rental home, condo, cabin, cottage or other vacation property.
  • Booking.com – One of the world’s leading digital travel companies, Booking.com connects travelers to everything from cozy B&Bs to luxury resorts.
  • Expedia – Expedia is a popular online travel agency with more than 140,000 lodging properties worldwide.
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  • Trivago – Trivago helps travelers compare deals for hotels and other accommodations from a variety of booking sites.
  • KAYAK – KAYAK scours hundreds of other travel websites at once to find the best deals on hotels and other travel-related services.
  • RVshare –RVshare connects travelers interested in renting a motorhome with owners who have RVs to rent.
  • CampSpot – Campspot offers premier RV resorts, family campgrounds, cabins and glamping options across North America.
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Lake Type: Natural Freshwater Lake, Not Dammed

Surface Area: 16,803 acres

Normal Elevation (Full Pond): 121 feet

Average Depth: 44 feet

Maximum Depth: 75 feet

Drainage Area: 481 sq. miles

Trophic State: Meso-eutrophic

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  • 2 bedrooms
  • 2 bathrooms
  • hot tub
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