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Lygenia Wells

Lygenia Wells
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On a plateau of Apokoronas province, by the village Paleloni, you will find the area Lygenia Pigadia. Is a series of stone, round, and quite deep wells that the villagers constructed in the past in order to increase water source. In winter the wells overflow and shape a small lake in the area.

There are carved stone troughs everywhere which were filled with water to water the animals. Some years ago someone dropped a few goldfish in one of the wells. Over the years the goldfish multiplied and after the overflow of the winter, the fish were spread all over the wells giving a special color in this wetland. This is the only place in the Crete mountains where goldfish live.

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