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The Lion Fountain

Center, Spili, Crete 740 53, Greece
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Fun fountain

This is much bigger than I ever expected. I always saw a couple lions in a picture but there's a... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
jaime w
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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Relaxed place to meet the locals.

Beautiful relaxed area with plenty of Tavernas etc. Nice place to sit and watch the world go by... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
stevieb1957
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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This is the famous fountain in Spili that are on the postcards a lot!
  • Excellent36%
  • Very good55%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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Center, Spili, Crete 740 53, Greece
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is much bigger than I ever expected. I always saw a couple lions in a picture but there's a whole wall of them. Fun for pictures!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful relaxed area with plenty of Tavernas etc. Nice place to sit and watch the world go by, night or day.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a lovely Venetian fountain but the restoration is a bit naff and could benefit from a rethink without the white plaster and black eyes! It was gushing with water the day we visited - not sure if that's still natural from a spring...More

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Reviewed 23 May 2018 via mobile

Nice place to stop by. Water from lion fountains is cool and refreshing in the hot spring / summer day. There are 2-3 snack bars next to lion heads. There is also folk museum and church museum, but they seemed to be closed and there...More

Thank Dovydas L
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Reviewed 4 May 2018

In the village square there is great fountain , built during the Venetian domination , with 25 lion heads from where water spurting out in large quantities . Water comes from a spring further upstream. This water is drinkable and fresh , local waiters take...More

Thank Maurizio M
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Reviewed 18 April 2018 via mobile

Maybe there is some historical significance but it struck me as if they decided instead of having a bunch of water spouts, they decided to have water come out of medallions of lions. Wasn’t impressed. Spili is a nice town surrounded by beautiful countryside and...More

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Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

We came, we saw, we took photos. It's the focal centre of Spili amongst lovely traditional bars, shops etc. End of review!

Thank Craig R
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Reviewed 26 August 2017 via mobile

Nice fountain but nothing special that's worth driving to Spili to see, cool if it happens to drive through the village stop for a coffee and see the fountains but that's all.

Thank Enea S
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Reviewed 18 July 2017

During the day, this is a nice little village to stretch your legs and grab a bite to eat. If you are smart enough to stay in Spili (as my wife was) this is a perfect evening hang out location. Many of the locals come...More

Thank Jeramie J
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Reviewed 7 July 2017

A nice friendly little village, with plenty of tavernas, local shops as well as the Lion fountain and Spili Church to visit. We visited in May, and not too busy, so if you are in the area Spili is a lovely place to visit !

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