The Egyptian Aqueduct at

Spilia

Spilia Aqueduct
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At the area of Agia Irini, Spilia, there is the largest of the aqueduct bridges built in Crete. The aqueduct was built in 1830-40 by the Egyptians after the discovery of the ancient aqueduct of Knossos that had a tunnel of 1150m. Therefore, tunnel was cleaned and reused.

Through this huge aqueduct, water from spring Fountana, near Skalani, was moved to the center of Heraklion after merging with the water coming from the Venetian aqueduct of Archanes.

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