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Gortyn (Ancient Greek: Γόρτυν) is a municipality on the Greek island of Krete. In classical antiquity, it was an affluent polis located in the Minos' Legacy region in Messara.[1]

Among its landmarks, Gortyn boasted a temple of Demeter and a temple of Athena Poliouchos, as well as a stele inscribed with its legislation: the Gortyn Code. The city was also noted for its proximity to the Minoan Palace of Knossos, linked to the legend of Minos and the Minotaur.[2]

During the Peloponnesian War, the Spartan misthios Kassandra visited the city.[2]




  1. Assassin's Creed: OdysseyMessara: Gortyn
  2. 2.0 2.1 Assassin's Creed: Odyssey

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