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Minotaur island and other legends
A few words will suffice to describe everything you can experience in this
ancient land, amidst the wonders and splendour of an island-jewel embedded by nature in a fabulous
MSC Mediterranean Cruise
make your trip to
, on the island of Crete, an authentic Work of Art, full of many legendary
to admire. Discover fantastic mythological men, gods and monstrous figures with their tales of enduring love, passion and jealousy.
will take you through the
ancient picturesque alleys in the town centre
, in a maze of ancient and modern sights, between highly poetic and spiritual historical sites and nightlife venues, and craft shops scattered in the squares and streets. The Venetian-style features and the many basreliefs on the buildings make the old town particularly interesting. The
with its eight pools adorned with beautiful aquatic mythological figures is equally delightful.
The massive walls surrounding the city, outlining the profile of the 16th century
are an artistic and architectural spectacle. At first sight, arriving with your
, you will realise how difficult the town was to conquer, protected by its deep moat around the castle, also known as
, you will reach the most majestic archaeological site in the heart of the island, on the heights of Kefala, where Zeus was hidden by his mother Rea so that his father, the titan Chronos, could not devour him. You will breathe in the sacred atmosphere of this place, home to the
palace of Knossos
, the most imposing in the Minoan civilisation, and Minos' legendary labyrinth, that imprisoned the
, monstrous outcome of the love between his wife, Pasiphae, and a bull.