Daimalos

Daimalos, pronounced Die Malos, is a very small village which is part of the municipality of Arenas on the Mudejar Route. It is 50 km from Málaga and just 16 km from the sea side resorts of Torre del Mar. Known for its Oloroso wine, strangely the village doesn't even have a bar. Although most households have their own homemade version which they are happy to share. It has to rely on its next door neighbour Arenas for all its amenities.

Daimalos is probably most famous for its Fountain of Love, a small watering hole situated on the right as you drive up to the top of the houses. Fuente Perdida is an Arab fountain from the 12th century during the Marinid dynasty. The water in this fountain is supposed to be an aphrodisiac and legend has it that if a single person drinks from the fountain they will be married shortly afterwards. Probably not that unlikely as the village only houses about 100 people. This fountain is mentioned in the Daimalos settlement books as early as 1561. Villagers believe that if you are already married drinking from the fountain will help you conceive and the flowing water is supposed to increase sexual power.

Life in Daimalos is tranquil and happy (possibly due to the effects of the water) not many houses come up for sale here as once ensconced in the village most people are happy to stay.

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