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Morosini Fountain (Lion's Fountain)

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Very nice fountain in centre of Heraklion. Never miss because it's on most loudly Street full of shops and restaurants. One pity, that fountain was in service during my visit

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2015
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

I was not that fascinated. If you're in town anyway, look at it. The venetian fortress is much more interesting and the view is beyond stunning.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

Very nice fountain in centre of Heraklion. Never miss because it's on most loudly Street full of shops and restaurants. One pity, that fountain was in service during my visit

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Athens, Greece
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

The most central point of Heraklion, a meeting place for locals. Enjoy a cup of coffe and spent your time waching people.

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Toronto, Ontario
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015 via mobile

The Lion's fountain is located in the middle of Lion Square. It is surrounded by stores and restaurants. The people are friendly and the food is delicious. The perfect spot to experience all that Crete has to offer.

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Beirut, Lebanon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

A must see at night after your long days. Just have a walk, sit for a coffee or an ice cream and walk around the numerous traditional shops.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Some of the architecture around the fountain is modern and not suited to the central and historic position of the fountain, but it is close enough to the Loggia to enable the visitor to imagine the scene of years past. There are enough street cafes and bars surrounding the fountain for leisurely relaxation, a cool drink and people-watching, and the... More 

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Heraklion, Greece
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Situated in the heart of the city, the fountain dates back to the Venetian era in the busy Lions Square which features four lions supporting the main basin. Lovely spot to sit and drink coffee or have a snack.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Nice spot to sit and people watch in one of the cafes, would have been better if they had the fountain working.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

A lively place to visit in the center of heraklio The area around the historic square that dates hundreds of years is now exclusive for pedestrians. Surrounded by tens of smalll cafes, restaurants and snack places this place worths visiting in the center of heraklio. It is 10 min walk to old port of heraklio.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

As much hype as there is surrounding this fountain, I didn't really understand the appeal. It wasn't working during my stay – at night or during the day. It's nice, but pictures definitely make it out to be more extraordinary than it actually is.

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