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The Lion Fountain

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Address: Center, Spili, Crete 740 53, Greece
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This is the famous fountain in Spili that are on the postcards a lot!

This is the famous fountain in Spili that are on the postcards a lot!

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Beautiful venetian fountain

The Lion Fountain is yet another highlight in this beautiful old mountain village of Spilli. The fountain is in the centre of the old town, nestled amongst the cobbled streets... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 19 December 2016
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Perth, Australia
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Markgroeningen, Germany
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

Cool fountain. We didn't try the water, but we heard that it was drinkable. Easy to find, no tourists because it is winter here in Crete. No restaurants open in Spili, but it was a wonderful drive to see the fountain!

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

The Lion Fountain is yet another highlight in this beautiful old mountain village of Spilli. The fountain is in the centre of the old town, nestled amongst the cobbled streets flowered balconies and vine covered rustic cottages. The fountain consists of 19 stone lion heads spurting fresh cold mountain water, which is drinkable. Also a great place to take a... More 

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

Spilli never fails to delight and the fountain is a reminder of just how pure and life giving the waters of the Cretan mountains can be. Set in the centre of the village, they are unmissable, cool and relaxing and within easy reach of some lovely shops for Cretan products to spoil yourself.

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Thank Jackie Y
Chania, Greece
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

I really liked walking through the town and posing with the fountain. The water is drinkable and it's really good! It is not hard to find and actually surrounded by some good food and a few tourist shops here and there. My only issue was the amount of staring the villagers did to me and my friends, it was a... More 

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Thank Malikah33
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

Spili is a quiet village, ideal to visit if you're tired of crowds and confusion. This fountain, really picturesque, is just one of its attractions. If you are in the area, don't miss it!

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Thank Becky_V_86
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

Love the taste of this water. Healthy way of life... We drink this water every time we can. Great stop too or from south beaches.

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Thank AspAndA1
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

This is such a lovely place to visit, Spili really when your staying in the south of the island is the place to visit, it has just about everything you could wish for....& a few you never knew existed.

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Reading, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

Whilst on a journey from the North to the South of Crete, we on recommendation from a friend stopped for a coffee break in Spili. Spili although a bit "touristy" is still very charming and the Venetian fountain with its gushing water is at the centre. Everyone gravitates towards it. Large free car park just off the road on the... More 

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Oksboel, Denmark
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2016

On the road from Rethymnom to the southcoast (Phaistos, Matala, ect), you will pass the little mountain-village Spili. An idyllic little village. Take a rest here. In the center, you will find the beautiful Lion Fountain. You can drink the water ! When you are in Spili: Don't forget the Church and the Folk Museum

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Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2015

Not worth a special visit but nice to stop and have a drink if you're passing through. The town is quite touristy but if you like Greek honey then the local Spili honey is some of the best you can get.

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