Morosini Fountain (Lion's Fountain), Heraklion

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Relax by Morosini Fountain (Lion's Fountain), the ornate Venetian fountain that serves as the picturesque meeting point of the city. Featuring four lions with water gushing from their mouths, the fountain was constructed to supply Heraklion with unlimited drinking water. The basin stands on a circular base that is composed of eight lobes, making it easy for multiple people to fill their water jars simultaneously. The lobes feature relief scenes from Greek mythology, primarily Tritons, dolphins, nymphs, and mythical water beings. Add Morosini Fountain (Lion's Fountain) to your Heraklion travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Heraklion travel itinerary planner.
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  • Definitely for the island of Crete is a work of art to visit ... obviously in Italy there are myriads of fountains best ... but this is what passes the House:)
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  • Easy to find and more compact than victory square. Surrounded by eateries and sometimes busy with tour groups. Was being cleaned on a recent visit.  more »
  • September 2015 this fountain sits in the middle of place Venizelou. She was named the Governor of the city who commissioned it in the 17th century; Originally it was topped with a statue of Poseidon who was destroyed by an earthquake. Today four lions support the cauldron, while low reliefs are decorated with mythological scenes.
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  • Classic center for people watching. Plenty of cafés with bogatsa if you want the full experience.
  • Known as the "Lion Fountain" it has recently been restored and the fountain is now working. It is known as the centre of Heraklion and is the place that all the locals meet and eat as there are plenty of different restaurant.
  • Ok. Kids taking wishing coins out of fountain is not cool
  • Beautiful fountain. Take the time to study the different images on the flower shaped base.
  • Little fountain in center of Herakleion. With 3 benches and too many People.