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The Lion Fountain

A beautiful square where 25 stone Lion heads pour clean natural mineral water out of their mouths... read more

Reviewed 30 September 2018
Eeklo, Belgium
An interesting sight

Pleasant to look at and very refreshing spring water on a hot summer day. A very pleasant town to... read more

Reviewed 8 August 2018
Toronto, Canada
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This is the famous fountain in Spili that are on the postcards a lot!
Center, Spili, Crete 740 53, Greece
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Reviewed 6 October 2018 via mobile

Maybe my expectations were too high visiting here on our way to Agri G. But this really is nothing else than a grey wall with some lion heads on it that spew spring water. Locals fill here large containers for their water coolers and the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Kiwi1956
Reviewed 30 September 2018

A beautiful square where 25 stone Lion heads pour clean natural mineral water out of their mouths. A nice visit.

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank KarinAndFilip
Reviewed 5 September 2018

It's worth a look, but I spoiled by the cafes/shops. They revamped it a few years ago and spoiled it. The old version was nicer. Spili is well worth a walk round, but go into the back streets away from the touristy area, it's beautiful.

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank TarkanFan
Reviewed 23 August 2018

Spili is a great place to visit especially before and after a swim under the strong summer Cretan sun. I saw people drinking from all the lions and I was told it is advertised as something that brings happiness by guide books or something. Just...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank greeksunshine
Reviewed 17 August 2018

The first time I visited I was struck by the beautiful scenery and the mountain towering above the village. There are places to park and lots of traditional crafts and shops. This is one place where you can get a glimpse of the traditional Cretan...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Brendan D
Reviewed 8 August 2018

Pleasant to look at and very refreshing spring water on a hot summer day. A very pleasant town to stop in with lot's of artisian souvenir shops and several places to eat.

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Ivona_Kolo
Reviewed 28 June 2018 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!

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank jaimew578
Reviewed 26 June 2018

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

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank stevieb1957
Reviewed 19 June 2018

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

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Sue W
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

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Dovydas L
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