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Morozini Fountain
Morozini Fountain

This is situated in the centre of Venizelou square, inaugurated by the Venetian administrator Francesco Morozini. Water issues from spouts in the mouths of four lions, dating from the 14th century, the decor of the eight troughs of the fountain consist of reliefs from scenes in Greek mythology on top of which is esconced a gigantic statue of Poseidon holding his trident which unfortunately got destroyed during Turkish rule.

The fountain was connected to the aquaduct (also constructed by Morozini) transporting waters from the Yuchta slopes to Heraklion. 
Morozini Fountain
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