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Morosini Fountain (Lion's Fountain)

Heraklion, Crete, Greece
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  • Excellent29%
  • Very good41%
  • Average26%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“meeting point” (31 reviews)
“bougatsa” (17 reviews)
“lions square” (16 reviews)
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Heraklion, Crete, Greece
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"meeting point"
in 31 reviews
"bougatsa"
in 17 reviews
"lions square"
in 16 reviews
"surrounded by restaurants"
in 11 reviews
"focal point"
in 7 reviews
"pedestrian area"
in 6 reviews
"nice square"
in 6 reviews
"centre of town"
in 6 reviews
"heraklion city"
in 6 reviews
"landmark"
in 20 reviews
"francesco"
in 11 reviews
"beggars"
in 8 reviews
"venizelou"
in 9 reviews
"governor"
in 6 reviews
"aqueduct"
in 8 reviews
"tavernas"
in 17 reviews
"fortuna"
in 5 reviews
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Its sad how nothing extra ordinary is done to show off the beaughty this place has to offer. We living in the i information age and it would be nice if technology is used to explain this rich in history fountain. That is what also...More

Thank AspAndA1
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This fountain left by venetians is now in the heart of movida in ancient Heraklion; it is situated in the middle of a liveful place with plenty tavernas and restaurant; most of the people present in this place minds their own business also not considering...More

Thank roberta g
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is where you sit to enjoy a morning coffee or evening glass of wine. Most of the dining establishments' seating faces out to the fountains for a view. The fountain itself is not impressive, except when you consider its age. But the music, the...More

Thank Jacquelyn H
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

centrally located in the heart of the commercial district- enjoy an ice-cream nearby and let your thoughts travel you back in time

1  Thank Apostolidou G
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I visited the Morosini Fountain when we stopped in Crete on our Mediterranean Cruise. The fountain was built in 1629 and features four lions with water pouring from their mouths. It's a good central landmark to orient yourself amongst the shops and...More

1  Thank Jamie L
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Located on the Eleftheriou Venizelou Square (more commonly known as Lions Square). Providing 1000 barrels of water a day it solved the problem of supplying Heraklion with water.

2  Thank KarinAndFilip
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The fountain is at a good cross roads in the old city. It makes for an easily findable meeting point for a group.

Thank Peter B
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It was in the center of town. VERY photogenic statue. It was just difficult to take a picture because of either the foot traffic or people lounging. It's not in a secluded area where tourists are limited to viewing. It's a part of the town.

Thank kxf726
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Butiful place, a lot of local people's and tourists. Music lights good waives. Nice please to have drink coffee or raki, ice cream etc.

Thank Oded A
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It is just a fountain, but the shopping and the gelato make this destination a score of a 3. There are a lot of places to eat and stroll, so the area is a good location to spend the afternoon.

Thank mpwelling
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Pat S
2 July 2017|
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Response from AnnaMarkodi | Reviewed this property |
Hello, the Morosini Fountain is a 20 min walk. I reckon. I am not sure where exactly the cruise ships moor. But once you get to the bottom of 25th August street, you are in a pleasant pedestrian area. You walk straight up... More
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