Labyrinth of Telendos

A mythical name for a mythical dive site!

Labyrinth of Telendos It is a complex of rocks, small reefs, canyons, arches and caverns. Covered by colorful sponges, corals and seaweeds.

Easy accessible, all weather, favorite dive site for day and night dives.

The myth of Labyrinth

Minos asked the gods for a sign that he will become the king of Knossos Crete.

The gods sent him a white bull and asked Minos to sacrifice it to Poseidon (Neptune). But Minos sacrificed another bull because he liked very much the white bull. Believing that Poseidon will not realize the diffence.

Daedalus presents the artificial cow to Pasiphaë: Roman fresco in the House of the Vettii, Pompeii, 1st century CE.Of course Poseidon realized the difference and got really mad. To revenge Minos, he made Pasiphae, the wife of Minos, to fall in love with the white bull.

Daedalus was a skillful craftsman and artist, working for king Minos. Pasiphae asked Daedalus to construct an empty statue of a white cow. To enter in it and fool the white bull to mate with her. That's how Minotaur was born.

Minotaur was a monster. Half bull and half man. Feeding with human flesh.

King Minos asked Daedalus to make a prison for Minotaur. And Daedalus constructed the Labyrinth. Which was so complex that nobody could escape from it. Except from Daedalus who built it.

Theseus kills the Minotaur

In the meantime a son of Minos participated in the Olympic games and collected lots of prizes. Some jealous Athenians killed him. After this, king Minos conquered Athens and forced the Athenians to pay an anual tax. The tax was 7 young men and 7 young women to feed Minotaur. 

To be continued....

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  • 3 kilometers from Masouri towards Kalymnos port
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