Running Water Restored to Heraklion’s ‘Lions Fountain’ in Crete

16 January 2016
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Running water flowed in Heraklion‘s Venetian-era Morosini Fountain – better known as the Lions Fountain – for the first time in 10 years after the water supply was reconnected on Friday, restoring the landmark to its former glory.

One of the historic landmarks on the old quarter of the Cretan city, the water line was reconnected on a pilot basis.

The water flows through a special zeolite filter to ensure that it does not damage the monument, which will be monitored and regularly cleaned.

The project aims to showcase both the monument and Heraklion’s historic center, as the fountain is considered one of the finest examples of 17th century sculpture in Crete. The fountain was commissioned by the greatest Venetian commander of the 17th century, Franceso Morosini, with the aid of Venetian engineers, and includes works to transport water from the Giouhta springs above Kamares and along the Arab-Byzantine wall to the fountain.

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