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Eraclea Monoa, Sicily, Italy. Italy, Sicily, Eraclea Monoa. Vineyards near the coast at Capo Bianco.
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Occupying a magnificent site near Capo Bianco, the ruins of the Ancient Greek city of Heraclea Minoa were discovered in the 1950s. The name of the city is thought to be linked to the story of Minos, king of Crete, who, according to legend, followed Daedalus to Sicily in order to punish him for having helped Ariadne and Theseus escape from the maze. Visitors to the site can also take time to enjoy its long, white sandy beach.

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  • White Cape beach (Spiaggia di Capo Bianco) Recommended Recommended

    SP 115 I - 30020 Eraclea-Minoa

    Eraclea Minoa beach, a beautiful, long white sandy beach, is enclosed by the tall white cliff and a magnificent pine forest.

  • Excavations

    SP115 I - 30020 Eraclea Minoa

    Excavations started in earnest during the 1950s, during which archaeologists found simple earth dwellings and mosaic fragments. A theatre in very poor condition was also uncovered. Objects (which mainly come from the necropolis) are on view in the an..

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