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Morosini Fountain (Lion's Fountain)

Heraklion, Crete, Greece
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  • Excellent29%
  • Very good41%
  • Average26%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“meeting point” (29 reviews)
“bougatsa” (16 reviews)
“lions square” (15 reviews)
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Heraklion, Crete, Greece
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"meeting point"
in 29 reviews
"bougatsa"
in 16 reviews
"lions square"
in 15 reviews
"surrounded by restaurants"
in 10 reviews
"focal point"
in 6 reviews
"meeting spot"
in 4 reviews
"pedestrian area"
in 6 reviews
"nice square"
in 6 reviews
"venetian style"
in 4 reviews
"centre of town"
in 6 reviews
"heraklion city"
in 6 reviews
"francesco"
in 9 reviews
"landmark"
in 19 reviews
"beggars"
in 8 reviews
"governor"
in 6 reviews
"venizelou"
in 8 reviews
"aqueduct"
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Butiful place, a lot of local people's and tourists. Music lights good waives. Nice please to have drink coffee or raki, ice cream etc.

Thank Oded A
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

It is just a fountain, but the shopping and the gelato make this destination a score of a 3. There are a lot of places to eat and stroll, so the area is a good location to spend the afternoon.

Thank mpwelling
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We stopped here to eat our ice cream, there's a single bench shaded by a tree, allowing a view of the fountain and a little people watching. There were railings in 1910 and they lions used to spout water, but that has all gone. Never...More

Thank Terry W
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Reviewed 3 days ago

THIS beautifully restored fountain sits at the centre of Heraklion's busiest square. It's construction was ordered and supervised in 1628 by Francesco Morosini, a man who managed to bring spring water to parched Heraklion via a series of channels and pipelines. The cistern is decorated...More

Thank singhasam
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

In the center of the old historic city, you can find this place surrounded by restaurants. There is still water and you can cool down yourself. Beautiful restauration work done here.

Thank Hans Z
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great to see and make photographs from in Heraklion. From this fountain are many different roads and way to go. Useful to use google maps or your own map to decide wher to go. If in a large group, this is a very good meeting...More

Thank Powerargie1
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The fountain takes its name after the Capitan Generale Francesco Morozini. During his rule, the aqueduct was constructed to water the town of Heraklion. The aqueduct was inaugurated on April 25th, 1628, i.e. on the feast day of Saint Mark, the protector of Venice. The...More

Thank Scott8147
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A centrepiece worthy to see. Photogenic and centrally located. Reminds me of a typical European fountain.

Thank GuiWong
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is hard to miss the fountain when in the area. Take a moment and examine the well preserved ( over 400 years! ) bas relief carvings, such fine examples of the Venetian occupation. The back story on the aqueduct leading to the fountain and...More

Thank NSGALBUTTEMT
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a nice place to sit and relax. If you have a coffee takeaway it’s even better! There are only 4 benches around it and it’s always occupied. There are many cafes around it too.

Thank Edgar B
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Pat S
July 2, 2017|
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Response from AnnaMarkodi | Reviewed this property |
Hello, the Morosini Fountain is a 20 min walk. I reckon. I am not sure where exactly the cruise ships moor. But once you get to the bottom of 25th August street, you are in a pleasant pedestrian area. You walk straight up... More
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