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Immediately to the south of town and very close to the sea, a rare geophysical formation is to be found that gave the suburb its modern name: Lake Vouliagmeni (" Sunken Lake "), a small brackish water lake fed by underground currents seeping through the mass of Mount Hymettus.
It was once a large cavern that collapsed following an earthquake, probably during the early Middle Ages.
The lake stands at a 40 cm elevation, and its water maintains a constant 24 degrees Celsius temperature year round.
It continues deep inside the mountain in an underwater cave never fully explored, as its end seems impossible to trace even by employing sonar detection.
Many underwater expeditions have been carried out in order to chart it, and a few amateur divers have drowned trying.