Practically every church we visited on Limnos has a water well somewhere on the property, usually found in the church courtyard or along side of the building is a simple stone structure with a spigot. Church fountains most likely originated in the days when water was not running in every household but was collected at a community well. The church water supply drew residents together and may have been the only source of pure water in the village at one time.

Prayer chapel and fountain building on Agios Dimitrios grounds

Agios Dimitrios courtyard chapel and water fountain building

 

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