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Morosini Fountain (Lion's Fountain)

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Heraklion, Crete, Greece
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 17 September 2013

The Morosini Fountain is to be found towards the southern end of Plateia Venizelou and sits in a commanding location. For us, it's one of the iconic sights of the city and always a must see. Today, being a Saturday, the square was heaving with...More

8  Thank Graham B
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 24 April 2010

The Morosini fountain is located in the centre of Heraklion, so that you will come across it anyway if you do a city tour. It is surrounded by shops and a number of cafes. The best thing you can do is to sit down in...More

5  Thank ArchitectTour
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Very attractive fountain in Heraklion town center with four water mouthpieces streaming into semi round bays so that users could approach without getting splashed yet put their hands out and wash. Built by the Venetian who purchased the town for a thousand pieces of silver...More

Thank northernneckinn
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This is the heart of this beautiful town with so many places to dine and roam around and plenty of people to watch and boutiques to visit. I loved this place.

Thank MrsPaulHall
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you're in Heraklion you'll probably stumble upon this fountain, surrounded by bars and bakeries, get yourself a phillo pastry with cheese and honey and enjoy the view (and probably the nice weather).

Thank DariaVaccari
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Located in the heart of Heraklion, you can't miss this fountain. There are tons of restaurants surrounding it that you can grab a seat at one of them and eat or drink something and people watch. It is a really pleasant area.

Thank Nina1940
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Lion fountain is beautifully sited in the centre of the old town, at the end of 25th August street, only a few yards from the Loggia. The fountain is symmetrical and to a casual glance the four faces are identical.

Thank PeteWLaw
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a cute fountain in the city center. If you are strolling the streets shopping or searching for something good to eat, stop by for a photo op.

Thank winonat63
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The fountain and the surrounding area combines history and modern.. A nice place to meet friends.. to have a meal or coffee at the evening.. or simply so sit around and do nothing.. just relax and watch the people walk by.. You can't visit heraklion...More

Thank Motaz E
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This fountain is in the middle of a square with lots of places to eat around. It’s a nice area to visit.

Thank jessbb
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Found this little gem when revisiting Heraklion recently in the middle part of the city and acts as a natural meeting up place with shops, market and cafes nearby. Very impressive history and architecture. Would recommend a viewing.

Thank RJ682015
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice little fountain that we came across during a leisurely wander around Heraklion city, and it does work and makes an interesting photo stop!

1  Thank EK_Stevan
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Pat S
3 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