Do not miss the best bougatsa in Crete: at 1922, facing the wonderful 400 years old fountain of Morosini.
This can be found in the central square which has lots of atmosphere. The fountain of lions was commissioned by the early 17th Venetian Governor Francesco Morosini (hence its name). You can find nearby a very vibrant fruit and vegetable market and also dotted about a few exclusive shops for watches and clothes.
The fountain is where Iraklio meets, it is the crossroads of the nightly passeggiatta, cafes surround it and people sit on the rim as water either gushes from the mouths of the tree lions, commissioned in the 1600s by a Venetian governor, or sits quietly in the surrounding basin. Sadly, it also seems to collect the ubiquitous paper and plastic... More
You can understand the kind of engeneering behind this fountain that is very well located in the town center.
It's not really possible to give directions since you could be starting almost anywhere in the city, but if you find yourself down by the harbour the easiest way to get to the Morosini Fountain is to head straight up the pedestrianised 25 Avgoustou, past the large church in a square off to your right and on to Platia Venizelou,... More
The fountain itself is very interesting, it's not a GRAND monument, but awesome nonetheless and I think it's worth a visit. The fountain is the one of the main centers of the city. There are restaurants and cafes all over the place, and if you walk around the alleys surrounding it you'll find some very nice and lively cafes as... More
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