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Named for the Venetian Governor General of Heraklion, Gianmatteo Bembo in 1554, Bembo Fountain is a wonderful piece of Heraklion history passers-by will enjoy. It sits next to the Turkish Sibil on 1866 Street, which is where you'll find the city's wonderful central market.
You are bound to come cross this fountain while strolling through the agora /market. it is a Venetian / Ottoman fountain. Unfortunately, like most of Crete's sight seeing's, there is no signage or indication giving any historical facts or information. This really a pity as...More
Interesting sight remembering the hard work and awareness of the importance of Crete and Iraklio for Venetians in Mediteranean sea. Giving more comfort to people in town and show their noble status. Curiosity is that survive together with turkish pump right next to right side.
This fountain was built in 1552 and along with it an aqueduct to bring fresh water to the town. People would collect water here, meet and mingle at the markets. It's located at the end of 25th August Street, which is the main shopping street...More
It may be old, it may have been wonderful but in the current setting it is a mystery why the statue has a slab where the head should have been.
I'm no historian so there may be a reason but to me, it just looked...More
We have walked through a shopping market and then this beautiful fountain appeared like from nowhere. You can easily just past it without noticing which would be a big shame. It is a small 'attraction' but looks nice and you can take a beautiful picture...More
The site, along with the Turkish Pump House, is under construction. The whole area where you would normally stand is blocked off, so far back that you cannot really see the Fountain. I'm sure it is much prettier and more impressive up close but on...More