Of the early history of Sparta we rely on very few legends. It is said to have been founded by Lacedaemon, the son of Zeus and Taygete, who married Sparta, the daughter of Eurotas.
A visit to Crete, Greece's largest island and the fifth largest in the Mediterranean, will appeal to beachcombers, armchair historians, and active travelers alike.
In Greek mythology, Argo was the ship on which Jason and the Argonauts sailed from Iolcos to retrieve the Golden Fleece. She was named after her builder, Argus.