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The Lion Fountain

Center, Spili, Crete 740 53, Greece
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A bunch of lion medallions with water spurting out

Maybe there is some historical significance but it struck me as if they decided instead of having a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
JeffreyPedersen
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Very atmospheric scene

We came, we saw, we took photos. It's the focal centre of Spili amongst lovely traditional bars... read more

Reviewed 9 September 2017
Craig R
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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This is the famous fountain in Spili that are on the postcards a lot!
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  • Very good56%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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Center, Spili, Crete 740 53, Greece
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Maybe there is some historical significance but it struck me as if they decided instead of having a bunch of water spouts, they decided to have water come out of medallions of lions. Wasn’t impressed. Spili is a nice town surrounded by beautiful countryside and...More

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Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

We came, we saw, we took photos. It's the focal centre of Spili amongst lovely traditional bars, shops etc. End of review!

Thank Craig R
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Reviewed 26 August 2017 via mobile

Nice fountain but nothing special that's worth driving to Spili to see, cool if it happens to drive through the village stop for a coffee and see the fountains but that's all.

Thank Enea S
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Reviewed 18 July 2017

During the day, this is a nice little village to stretch your legs and grab a bite to eat. If you are smart enough to stay in Spili (as my wife was) this is a perfect evening hang out location. Many of the locals come...More

Thank Jeramie J
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Reviewed 7 July 2017

A nice friendly little village, with plenty of tavernas, local shops as well as the Lion fountain and Spili Church to visit. We visited in May, and not too busy, so if you are in the area Spili is a lovely place to visit !

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Reviewed 25 May 2017 via mobile

Stopped here on our way North to Rethymno to grab a quick bite. Beautiful fountains and the village itself is lovely too! Love the fact that the water is drinkable! Not really worth a separate trip in my opinion though.

Thank Roxane N
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Reviewed 2 April 2017

Spili and the Lion Fountain is a nice place to stretch your legs while driving from the south to the north.

Thank stefanandriano
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Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

Cool fountain. We didn't try the water, but we heard that it was drinkable. Easy to find, no tourists because it is winter here in Crete. No restaurants open in Spili, but it was a wonderful drive to see the fountain!

Thank Marystrader
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Reviewed 19 December 2016

The Lion Fountain is yet another highlight in this beautiful old mountain village of Spilli. The fountain is in the centre of the old town, nestled amongst the cobbled streets flowered balconies and vine covered rustic cottages. The fountain consists of 19 stone lion heads...More

2  Thank lindadownunder
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Reviewed 2 October 2016

Spilli never fails to delight and the fountain is a reminder of just how pure and life giving the waters of the Cretan mountains can be. Set in the centre of the village, they are unmissable, cool and relaxing and within easy reach of some...More

Thank Jackie Y
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