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Review of Bembo Fountain

Bembo Fountain
Ranked #41 of 84 things to do in Heraklion
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Reviewed November 5, 2013

it was sunset and great colors all around... slow musics from caffe and sound of falling water drops... but again tooooo many people around

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Reviewed October 30, 2013

Nice little fountain with impressive carvings but unfortunately with no running water on the week I visited. There is a tree-shaded peaceful little café right next to it, used by locals, Nescafe with milk was only E2 (plus a free biscuit!) cheapest I found in Heraklion.

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Reviewed September 30, 2013

Beautiful, but nowadays is hidden in a square where is a coffee shop and a dog was sleeping. However not too many tourists know about it, unfortunately.

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Reviewed September 19, 2013

The fountain is the second attraction of interest as you enter the northern end of Kornarou Square and is to be found adjacent to the lovely Turkish Pumphouse. It takes its name from a certain Gianmetto Bembo who built the fountain between 1552 and 1554 during Venetian rule and was the first source of clean drinking water for the city.

It features a rectangular basin and incorporated into the back is the now headless statue of a Roman official who by accounts was based in Ierapetra on the south coast. What his link is to the fountain, no one appears to certain. The rest of the fountain is covered with the coats of arms of various important Venetian families.

In its early days, the fountain merely dispensed water into the basin, but after the construction of the Pumphouse next door some three centuries later, the water was circulated to various parts of the city for the benefit of all its inhabitants.

As with so many of Iraklion's sights, this for us, is one we never tire of visiting.

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