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Morosini Fountain (Lion's Fountain)

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“bougatsa”(18 reviews)
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Heraklion, Crete, Greece
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All reviews meeting point bougatsa lions square surrounded by restaurants focal point pedestrian area nice square centre of town heraklion city landmark beggars francesco aqueduct governor venizelou tavernas reminder
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Reviewed today via mobile

Old fountain in a square. Only takes a few minutes to see in the shopping district. Worth a quick stop.

Thank steve z
Reviewed 4 days ago

easily found in the shopping street, lovely to look at & a great photo opportunity, worth a quick visit.

Thank Lesley M
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This is a lovely and very popular fountain in the centre of the old town close to the Town Hall. It is surrounded by cafes and restaurants and was incredibly busy with visitors and locals alike.

Thank bdon257
Reviewed 6 days ago

I loved this fountain. It is like city center with lots of restaurants and coffee shops. its lovely place to rest, have refreshments or take nice pictures.

Thank Edita Č
Reviewed 1 week ago

A surprise structure you come across when exploring the streets full of shops, restaurants and cafes.

Thank Lorraine S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Definitely worth seeking out these lions....reviewers say easy to find.....we were obviously looking in the wrong place!! Take plenty of photos as they actually look more photogenic than they first appear.

Thank Helenjen
Reviewed 1 week ago

and carvings on fountain. Water was transported from the hills for the locals. Clever technique as ever. Lions were apparently much older than the fountain.

Thank tinkle_24
Reviewed 1 week ago

Central to the square is the four lion fountain. The square is officially “Eleftheriou Venizelou Square” (after a Greek prime minister) but known as Lions Square / Fountain. It’s a small feature in the middle of a densely populated restaurant & café square. Directly opposite...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Okay by now you have read the other reviews and wonder why you come here. Well it’s the Bougatsa ! Watch Anthony Bourdain ( yes he went to Chania, and they have a crunchy version) but none the less it’s awesome here. Get a seat...More

Thank travelessential
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

On our way to the archeological museum we passed this fountain! It is beutiful, however a fountain amongst others! But if you are near, do go and take a look!

Thank Jannice L
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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