From antiquity, Tinos was also called “Hydrousa” (hydro=water, trans: she who has water), due to the many underground currents and springs. In recent years, however, due to, among other things, incorrect urban planning choices, the crisis of climate change and the growing tourism during the summer months, like other islands, Tinos suffers from insufficient water supply. To address this need, a major project was implemented in the Livada area in 1993, in order to collect and store all the water coming from the mountain of Tsiknias and of course the rain water.
The reservoir was never completed and did not work, leaving in this uniquely beautiful area a huge basin of cement, gravel and black plastic covers that would be used to insulate the reservoir. This area is exactly at the end of the Volax area and the phenomenon of smooth spherical granitic formations, while the reservoir is located next to the Livada habitat and its impressive beach.
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