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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  • Lovely fountain, superb engravings in stone all around, really impressive and more beautiful architecture of arches behind
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  • This fountain and the square that surrounds it are emblematic of Heraklion. But it is not part of a true together little neighbouring buildings are beautiful. In addition, the marbles of the fountain are deteriorating and losing their reliefs. The place is nice to drink a coffee on the terrace but I wouldn't make a purpose of visit.
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  • Interesting fountain in the middles of the square. it is neat to see but nothing overly special. I don't know that I would go out of my way to have seen this. 
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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.