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Morosini Fountain (Lion's Fountain)

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Standard fountain, in a nice cobbled setting in downtown Herkalion. Wouldnt go out of your way to visit, but if you are passing by while shopping or grabbing a bite to eat take a look.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank zeeshm
Reviewed 1 week ago

You can't be in Heraklion City and miss top be there, because it is really in the heart of it... Surrounded by excellent options of having caffee or food but please do NOT miss the traditional Bougatsa with cream or with chese (sugar and cinnamon...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank L5795KTnickp
Reviewed 1 week ago

It was lovely sitting near the Lions Fountain. Such a tranquil sort of setting amongst the throng of noisy tourists of which I was one. A place to sit and people watch, rest and re-energise.

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the main feature in the urban landscape of Heraklion. Aroubd this fountain you will have the better restaurants and coffes.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank B561DShenryt
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Surrounded by cafes and restaurants in the heart of the city center. Great spot for a photo op and people watching.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Esther B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice fountain in a central Hiraklion city. Venizelos square. Touristic ways. Open in 1628 for applied needs. There were fresh water for the citizens.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank DesignExpert
Reviewed 27 November 2018

A pitty it took us ages to find due to the amout of souviner shops and restaurants around we nearly missed it! Nice fountain that needs some love.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank vikj0n
Reviewed 24 November 2018

The fountain is located in Lion's Square in the center of Heraklion where there are numerous cafes surrounding the square. It was designed to bring drinking water to the Heraklion citizens in the 17th century.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Sue M
Reviewed 19 November 2018

The citizens of Heraklion (and Crete) are exceptionally proud of Morosini's Fountain and rightfully so. It's an excellent example of Venetian stone carving and is centrally located in the old part of Heraklion. Surrounding the fountain is an area with small cafes (some more touristy...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank DuncanTCH
Reviewed 14 November 2018 via mobile

Very attractive fountain in Heraklion town center with four water mouthpieces streaming into semi round bays so that users could approach without getting splashed yet put their hands out and wash. Built by the Venetian who purchased the town for a thousand pieces of silver...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Response from AnnaMarkodi | Reviewed this property |
Hello, the Morosini Fountain is a 20 min walk. I reckon. I am not sure where exactly the cruise ships moor. But once you get to the bottom of 25th August street, you are in a pleasant pedestrian area. You walk straight up... More
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