Water emerges steadily from the earth on the slopes of Mt. Palouki. One might guess that this primeval source was used by humans for a long time. Almost magically, water would gush or sometimes merely trickle. Certainly it was a good and useful thing this spring in the woods. Over time the site became more and more formalized as walls were built to hold back the earth and, if the source was ever in a cave, shored up and a doorway erected. Perhaps around the same time someone came along and built a basin to hold the water temporarily as it made its way down the mountain.
As the photo below shows the place has an icon which is of “the Life-Giving Spring of the Mother of God” (Greek: Ζωοδόχος Πηγή). Whether or not there is a celebration or acknowledgement here on the Feast of the Life-giving Spring on the Friday following Easter, I do not know.