Bembo Fountain and Ottoman pumping house

On Plateia Kornarou (Kornaros Square) a Venetian fountain can be found the Bembo Fountain which predates the Morosini fountain by some 40 years. Built by Zuanne Bembo in 1588 (though some sources have it as being built 66 years earlier than this). It is adorned with columns, Venetian coats-of-arms and a statue of a figure, lacking a head and feet, which dates back to Roman times, and was brought here from Ierapetra on the south coast. The whole is surrounded by columns and a plinth, and by where the statue’s feet would be, a tap in the shape of a lion’s head. There’s an Ottoman hexagonal “pumping house” adjacent, which is now a coffee shop.

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