In Aegina, a place with severe water scarcity, we will encounter many stone structures like wells or small ponds 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. This is the impressive large (long) watering hole called Megali Souvala, 120 meters southeast of the cemetery of Saint John (Agios Ioannis). From here we can also reach the little church of the Saints (Agii) Anargyri, which is clearly visible from this point, by climbing up the rocky hillside to the top, where it stands.
Construction // Traditional Construction
Large Stone Watering Hole called Megali Souvala
|Altitude (in meters)||:||269|
|Duration of Visit||:||15 minutes|
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