Named after the illuvial plain located in the southern part of the kingdom, Messara was the site of some of the most important cities of the Minoan civilization. Among these were Gortyn, which at the time of the Peloponnesian War was still a thriving city which served as the capital of the Greek islands. In contrast, Knossos, the ancient capital of the Minoans, laid in ruins by this point.
The Kingdom of Messara comprised five regions:
- The emblem of Messara is a stylized map of the fabled labyrinth, also featured on the finery of the pirate ship Iapetos.
- Ubisoft has had trouble with the similarity between 'Messara' and 'Messenia'. All images of the Minotaur for example are tagged to be in Messenia instead of Messara in the Photo Mode. The Bandit Lord Helmet's description also confuses the two, claiming that Captain Diokles "won't be terrorizing Messenia anymore."