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Achlada Watering Hole

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. Some of these watering holes belonged to families. Here is the impressive Achlada watering hole (souvala) on Paths One (1) and Two (2). From here, a 300 meter path ascends to Drakospita (to the south).

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Altitude (in meters) : 265
Access : Dirt roadDirt road
Accessible : NormallyNormally
Duration of Visit : 45 minutes

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