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A Great Spot for Meetups

The Turkish Pump House is beautiful Kornarou Square, a wonderfully restored remnant of the Ottoman... read more

Reviewed December 25, 2018
Heraklion, Greece
Most ornate and pretty

A Turkish merchant actually had snow transported here so locals could have a drink of cold water... read more

Reviewed October 8, 2018
Northampton, United Kingdom
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Plateia Kornarou, Heraklion, Crete, Greece
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Reviewed December 25, 2018

The Turkish Pump House is beautiful Kornarou Square, a wonderfully restored remnant of the Ottoman period. Locals hang out there since it's a logical place to rendezvous. The pump house sits adjacent to the famous fountain named for Venetian noble Pietro Bembo. So, it's a...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed October 8, 2018

A Turkish merchant actually had snow transported here so locals could have a drink of cold water during warm days. Such kindness!

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 1, 2018

there is not really much to see, but if you are passing in the area take a detour just to see what it is all about.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed June 28, 2018

The Turkisch Pumphouse is situated next to the Bembo fountain. Both are very nice but not a single tourist. Definitley worth a visit when you are in Heraklion.

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed May 1, 2018

Lovely old building but suffers from an understated setting. It’s just kind of there at the top of the market street in the old town. I wouldn’t make a special visit but it generally forms a part of the recommended walks through the old town.

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed April 4, 2018 via mobile

We passed this as we explored the city and couldn't find any signage nearby in English so didn't know what it was until I did some research. It's an interesting building and was a source of water in days gone by. You're bound to see...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed February 1, 2018

When you passed 1866 street from Morosinis fountain throught bazaar you will entire to square with two different sight from two different cultures but both of them serve to same purpose - to give the people water. Small building with roof was turkish pumphouse and...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed September 27, 2017 via mobile

This is an Ottoman monument, not Turkish. It was built during the Ottoman period by a Turk citizen of the city. It was a philanthropic place, as it was serving free water to the people. Now, it is renovated, but the cafeneio(a coffee shop since...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed September 25, 2017

The area at the Turkish Pumphouse is lovely with markets and shops all around, while also being peaceful with great views of ruins. The pumphouse used to be a great water provider in its day, as well as a place for people to meet and...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed August 26, 2017

It's a nice place, nearby a local basar. In the surroundings there are many restaurants, shops and other activities to do. If you are visiting Heraklion's center is a good place to start.

Date of experience: August 2017
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Response from Simon S | Reviewed this property |
On the other hand, I just thought to myself the café might have been permanently closed as well.