This fountain was constructed under Ottoman rule in the late 17th century.

It is now to be found behind the neoclassical building that forms part of the Historical Museum of Crete. The fountain is adorned with two columns with capitals bearing vegetal motifs, between which is a marble slab with relief decorations and a Turkish inscription set in an arched niche. Water flowed from an opening in the lower part of the slab into a marble basin below.

The Idomeneus Fountain, 1900 - 1905 (G. Gerola, Vikelaia Municipal Library, Heraklion)
The Idomeneus Fountain now adorns the area behind the Historical Museum of Crete, 2004 (photograph: Vassilis Kozonakis)
Floral decoration on the interior of the Idomeneus Fountain, behind the Historical Museum of Crete, 2003 (photograph: Multimedia Lab)