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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  • The very old fountain called Venetian fountain (the lions symbolize Venice) is the centre of the old part of the town Heraklion, surrounded by the town walls. From the fountain, streets spread in all ...  more »
  • An excellent and very interesting architecturally blowout even though not working) beautiful photos, great location, easy to find. Around many cafes, shops and other attractions
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  • Nothing more to say, she is beautiful, in the center of the pedestrian city, shops, terraces...
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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.