It is not known when the Maris Fountain was constructed but it has never ceased running. It is situated in the centre of the town of Kissamos, next to the historic centre and the traditional Skalidis Street. To the east is the Mari manor, the first double-storey building of traditional architecture in Kissamos. The Mari manor is one of the two houses (the second one is the Ksagorari Villa) that hosted all ‘official’ visitors to the town. Typical examples are Prince George and Eleftherios Venizelos.


Right next to Skalidi street in the city center

Ask the locals about the traditional music night that take place during summer in the fountain

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The four sycamore trees built around the Fountain, according to testimonies they were cut by the Germans during their occupation to make room for their trucks and bulky vehicles to pass. The Fountain is one of the most beautiful and serene spots of the centre of the town and the visitor can sit and enjoy the quiet and tranquillity of the running water that has been flowing ceaselessly for hundreds of years.


In 1983 there was an archaeological research at the Fountain carried out by the then 28th Inspectorate of Byzantine Antiquities and the Fountain was fully restored under the supervision of Mr. Andrianakis.