Monument: Venetian Lion Head Fountain

This famous and picturistic  fountain is in the quaint mountain village of Spili, Crete in the heart of the city.  It seems to be more of a tourist attraction but is a wonderful site to see.  Spili is a mountain village that is located about 30 km south of Rethymnon.   It is a small village of about 700 inhabitants and an easy visit along the road to Agia Galini on the south coast. The name Spili is derived from ‘spileon’ meaning ‘cave’ because of a cave that is nearby the village.   We found Spili a delightful place to visit.

Spili Fountain Lone Lion

Spili Fountain Lone Lion

Spili Fountain Vanishing Point

Spili Fountain Vanishing Point


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Categories: Greece, Photography


Lets talk about the two sides of me. I am a Gemini just so you know. The first side of me is the cooking and entertaining part. This is a major part of my life and I wouldn't be fulfilled without it. Of course, we all have to eat, but the main part of cooking for me is entertaining and sharing fun and flavorful foods with great friends. Dinner parties, happy hours and well, most anything to do with food is where I begin to enjoy. My other side, the artsy side is a craving for art, painting and photography. Maybe this is my Gemini left side of the brain?? Since starting to write a Blog I've picked back up what hubby calls my big ass camera and started carting it around again. He’s always afraid I will ask him to carry it. I keep thinking that when I retire (?#&*!!!) that I will have time to read all the photography books in my library and become a superb photographer. Wishful thinking.


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8 Comments on “Monument: Venetian Lion Head Fountain”

  1. April 21, 2014 at 8:33 am #

    How did I miss seeing this post last week?? I love the shot you call Vanishing Point. Too funny about your iStock photo story. So glad you decided (rightfully) that yours was post-worthy!


  2. April 20, 2014 at 12:59 pm #

    The photo looks great. I’ve never seen anything like that so of course i enjoyed gaping!


  3. April 18, 2014 at 10:22 pm #

    Love the shot of the “pride” of lions. How ever did you get them to line up like that? 🙂


    • April 18, 2014 at 10:25 pm #

      I had to chop the head off the first one so they lined up like a proper pride. Cropping you know. Good to hear from you. 🙂


  4. April 17, 2014 at 7:05 am #

    I agree, the many-headed shot is terrific!

    Liked by 1 person

    • April 17, 2014 at 1:31 pm #

      Thanks bunches Tina. 🙂 KC


  5. April 16, 2014 at 8:34 pm #

    I love these pictures – especially the one of all the lion heads in a row. Very cool!


    • April 16, 2014 at 10:01 pm #

      Thank you so much. I wasn’t as happy with it at first until I saw one similar to on iStock photo when I was researching the area and then thought… mine looks as good as theirs. 🙂 We are sometimes more critical than what we should be.


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