3/50.- Heraklion, Morosini Fountain


The fountain that you see in this picture was built in the time of the Venetian rule, 1628, by General Morosini. The square was intended to be a replica of the Piazza San Marco in Venice, therefore the supporting lions and mythological scenes decorating it. The water was brought by an aqueduct from Mount Youktas, some 15 kilometers from the city.

Today Venizelos square also known as Ta Liontaria is a busy animated place with restaurants, cafes, shops, very popular with tourists and local youth. Here you will find the stop for bus no 2 that departs every 20 minutes for Knossos. After we buy our tickets from a nearby kiosk we hop the Knossos bus.

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