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.
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.
During the Peloponnesian War, the Spartan misthios Kassandra visited the city.
The crumbling 'Gortyn Gate'