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Morosini Fountain (Lion's Fountain)

Heraklion, Crete, Greece
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Heraklion, Crete, Greece
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"meeting point"
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"bougatsa"
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"surrounded by restaurants"
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"focal point"
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"pedestrian area"
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"nice square"
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"fresh water"
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"venetian style"
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"heraklion city"
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"worth a visit"
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"lions"
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful fountain from 1629 made by order of Cretan governor venetian aristocrat Francesco Morosini. Even it is vey nice decorated by the lions (symbols of Venetian republic) and well decorated by sea allegories on base it held in past two functions - necessary supling by...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This fountain just appears from nowhere and you seem to be in another age. You will find it for sure if you walk around the city.

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Reviewed 22 December 2017

The place where all people, the place where most of the restaurants are around or in a walking distance. Variety of bars as well around.

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Reviewed 18 December 2017

This 17th century Venetian fountain sits in Lion's Square, which is the heart of Heraklion's old city and from which fan out numerous pedestrian streets chock-full of restaurants, cafes and ice-cream vendors. Not to be missed.

Thank Musqat
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Reviewed 10 December 2017

This fountain is the hub of Heraklion activity. Everything seems to emanate from here. Cafes, hundreds of shops, historic landmarks, everything in the city center is only steps away from this lovely spot. We don't have to recommend, you will end up here anyway.

Thank Phil B
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Reviewed 7 December 2017

Besides the meeting-point appeal of the Lions Square (officially Eleftheriou Venizelou Square), its value as a tourist landmark is increased by Fontana Morosini, the work of the Provveditore Generale (Superintendent) Francesco Morosini and the engineers Zorzi Corner, Raffaello Monnani and Francesco Basilicata. It is a...More

Thank Mihaela L
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Reviewed 6 December 2017

Don't expect anything owesome, but the lion's square is the center of the town center. Once you are there, you have to try the traditional "bougatsa" (a special kind of cheese pie) in the nearby cafes and just take your time watching people go by...

Thank 12katerina
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Reviewed 11 November 2017

Ancient fountain decorated with lions that is easily accessible from the cruise terminal. Worth a short walk to get a few photos and experience to locals going about their normal activities.

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Reviewed 4 November 2017

Interesting remainder of the Venetian past of the city - the fountain is actually bigger than you'd expect. It is the central meeting point on the main drag. Oddly enough, situated among all the hubbub of shoppers and restaurant goers, the benches offer a respite...More

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Reviewed 25 October 2017

The fountain is nothing fancy or special, but it serves as a central meeting point / landmark to help navigate the area.

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Pat S
3 July 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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