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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  • We never get bored to admire this beautiful passage in the center of Heraklion, of the most beautiful spots!
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  • כיכר וונזלוס היא הכיכר המרכזית של הרקליון וליבת החיים בעיר.בתקופת השלטון הערבי שימש המקום כשוק העבדים הגדול ביותר במזרח הים התיכון,בתקופה הביזנטית התגורר פה המושל ובתקופה הווניציאנית שכן בה ארמון הדוכ...  more »
  • It was built by the Venetian Governor Morosini is decorated with mythological scenes and marine: the four Lions governing the Cup are however of 1300 and comes from another fountain
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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.