Rimondi Fountain in Rethymno

The Rimondi Fountain is the most famous fountain in Rethymno and one of the most fascinating Venetian monuments in the city. It was built in 1626 by the governor Alvise Rimondi who wanted to provide the people of Rethymno with fresh drinking water. Fresh water is still running today, through the mouths of three lions' heads. Above them there is a Latin inscription that reads "Liberalitatis Fontes" (The Fountain of Plenty). Legend has it, that one that drinks from this fountain will stay forever young.

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