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Great sight and a oasis in the Creatan summer heat

Spili is a great place to visit especially before and after a swim under the strong summer Cretan... read more

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Spili is a jewel in the Cretan mountains.

The first time I visited I was struck by the beautiful scenery and the mountain towering above the... read more

Reviewed 17 August 2018
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This is the famous fountain in Spili that are on the postcards a lot!
Center, Spili, Crete 740 53, Greece
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's worth a look, but I spoiled by the cafes/shops. They revamped it a few years ago and spoiled it. The old version was nicer. Spili is well worth a walk round, but go into the back streets away from the touristy area, it's beautiful.

Thank TarkanFan
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Spili is a great place to visit especially before and after a swim under the strong summer Cretan sun. I saw people drinking from all the lions and I was told it is advertised as something that brings happiness by guide books or something. Just...More

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Reviewed 17 August 2018

The first time I visited I was struck by the beautiful scenery and the mountain towering above the village. There are places to park and lots of traditional crafts and shops. This is one place where you can get a glimpse of the traditional Cretan...More

Thank Brendan D
Reviewed 8 August 2018

Pleasant to look at and very refreshing spring water on a hot summer day. A very pleasant town to stop in with lot's of artisian souvenir shops and several places to eat.

Thank Ivona_Kolo
Reviewed 29 June 2018 via mobile

This is much bigger than I ever expected. I always saw a couple lions in a picture but there's a whole wall of them. Fun for pictures!

Thank jaime w
Reviewed 26 June 2018

Beautiful relaxed area with plenty of Tavernas etc. Nice place to sit and watch the world go by, night or day.

Thank stevieb1957
Reviewed 19 June 2018

This is a lovely Venetian fountain but the restoration is a bit naff and could benefit from a rethink without the white plaster and black eyes! It was gushing with water the day we visited - not sure if that's still natural from a spring...More

Thank suetpud2014
Reviewed 23 May 2018 via mobile

Nice place to stop by. Water from lion fountains is cool and refreshing in the hot spring / summer day. There are 2-3 snack bars next to lion heads. There is also folk museum and church museum, but they seemed to be closed and there...More

Thank Dovydas L
Reviewed 5 May 2018

In the village square there is great fountain , built during the Venetian domination , with 25 lion heads from where water spurting out in large quantities . Water comes from a spring further upstream. This water is drinkable and fresh , local waiters take...More

Thank Maurizio M
Reviewed 19 April 2018 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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