Bembo Fountain

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Iraklio , Greece
Plateia Kornarou
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The delightful fountain on Plateia Kornarou, at the southern end of Odos 1866, was cobbled together in the 1550s from antique materials, including a statue of a Roman official found near Ierapetra. The town’s first fountain, it channelled fresh water to Iraklio via an aqueduct running 13km south to Mt Yiouhtas. The adjacent hexagonal building, now a quaint kafeneio , was originally a pump-house added by the Turks. The fountain was hidden for repairs at the time of research.