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. Plan your visit to Morosini Fountain (Lion's Fountain) and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Heraklion vacation builder .
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  • If you go in Heraklion you have to pass Lions Fountain.Krini Morozini is one of the best monuments in Heraklion and the reason of built was to provide water to heraklion people from Mountain Giouhtas ...  more »
  • The fountain is the center and working perfectly, nice shops nearby to eat drink shop! The sign gives information and difficult to miss  more »
  • Nice fountain, although usually too popular, and surrounded by tourists all trying to get the same 'unique' selfie. Keep an eye out for the beggers in the daytime/evening and the numerous feral dogs r...  more »
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  • Lively place to hangout with friends and family. Plenty of eating places nearby and a so called Duty Free shopping mall. Worth trying some small streets for bargain shops especially souvenirs.
  • The central attraction of the city. The meeting point for all groups to start their day-out
  • This is the go-to place of meeting in Heraklion. When you set up a date or just waiting for your friends to hang out with, that's where you meet each other. Quite good to even chill at when it's a sunny day. Wouldn't really recommend it when it rains.
  • The Morosini fountain is in the middle of Venizelos square (also called as the 4 lions square). Water for the fountain was brought here from the mountain of Giouhtas through the aqueduct, which was also built during the time of Morosini. The fountain has a central basin, resting on the backs of four lions. The water pours into eight intercommunicat- ing basins decorated whith reliefs depicting scenes from Greek mythology.
  • If you want to have lunch or coffee right in the middle of the city, there are several places all around it to choose from, varying in quality of course. As a historical monument, maybe not the most unique or beautiful thing to see in Herakleion.
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