In Aegina, a place with severe water scarcity, we will encounter many stone structures like wells that the inhabitants used to collect rainwater to water their crops and animals. These structures were called souvales (souvala in the singular form). The word is probably derived from the Slavic word 'suvala,' which means 'swamp' (that is, standing water). For the same purpose, we will also see several black stones (characteristic stones of Aegina, from the Kakoperato area) chiseled to form a large cavity on top of them. Here are some small souvales dug into the rock near the southwest detour off Path Two (2) from the Ancient Olive Grove (Archaios Elaionas) to Sfentouri, a detour which leads to the little churches of the Cross (Stavros) and Saint George (Agios Georgios, where we will see an impressive stone souvala).
Construction // Traditional Construction
Watering Holes on the Way to the Church of Saint George
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Large Stone Watering Hole called Megali SouvalaATTIKI, EGINA, Municipal Division
Watering Hole by the Church of Saint GeorgeATTIKI, EGINA, Municipal Division
Threshing Floor and Arrow for Paths One (1) and Two (2)ATTIKI, EGINA, Municipal Division