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Quenching Your Historic Thirst

Named for the Venetian Governor General of Heraklion, Gianmatteo Bembo in 1554, Bembo Fountain is a... read more

Reviewed September 30, 2018
Heraklion, Greece
Old Venetian fountain

Remains of a Venetian fountain at the south end of Heraklion market area. Water wasn’t running when... read more

Reviewed September 13, 2018
Hamilton, United Kingdom
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Sep 30, 2018
“Quenching Your Historic Thirst”
Sep 13, 2018
“Old Venetian fountain ”
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Reviewed September 30, 2018

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. The...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 13, 2018 via mobile

Remains of a Venetian fountain at the south end of Heraklion market area. Water wasn’t running when we visited. Beautiful detail preserved.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank kathinated
Reviewed April 16, 2018

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

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed February 1, 2018

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.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank TomasGozdal
Reviewed September 24, 2017

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

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank BarbieMegaTraveller
Reviewed June 23, 2017

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

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Lee P
Reviewed March 20, 2017

We come from the big city and like to be on the vacation also, close to some places where we can meet a native culture and habits. Do not miss the fountains in Heraklion.

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank svetlanavristic
Reviewed September 22, 2016

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

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank vopjet
Reviewed July 1, 2016 via mobile

Nothing special, just an old fountain. Found this place easily. I think it was somewhere around the market.

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank Indrė V
Reviewed June 24, 2016

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

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank Ashley W
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