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What to do and see in Crotone

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Crotone was founded by Greek colonists from the region of Achaia, place of a pre-existing indigenous settlement and was one of the most important centers of Ancient Greece. According to the legend of Ovid, owes its origins to Hercules, returning from one of his mythical labors, when he decided to erect a city in honor of his friend Crotone, mortally wounded. Historically, however, this is the city of the Greek school founded by Pythagoras. The main monuments are the Castle of Charles V in the old part of the city, the Cathedral; the Mansions and the National Archaeological Museum which houses unique pieces such as the treasure of Hera. In the rest of the province we recommend to visit Ciro, located on a hill overlooking Punta Alice. Ciro Marina contains important archaeological and cultural centers, such as the remains of the temple of Apollo in Doric style. Other places to visit are Le Castella, characterized by a beautiful sea and its Aragonese castle; San Severina, one of the most evocative of Calabria, located on a rocky cliff and for its particular location is called the “stone ship”.

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