Sorrento is now inextricably linked to the myth of the Sirens. Numerous versions have been handed down that link the city to the myth of the Sirens.
Homer himself as many as three thousand years ago extolled the natural and scenic beauty of the Sorrento peninsula, contributing, thus, to the birth of a myth that still attracts and fascinates thousands of people from all over the world.
The three maidens "Ligeia," "Leucosia "and "Parthenope," daughters of Acheloo, from the rocks of the Pelorus promontory, between Scylla and Charybdis, enchanted sailors until they were submerged by the waters.Taken by the desire to see the shores of our coast, they ploughed the Tyrrhenian Sea until they reached the rocky outcrop that looms over the sea , the present Punta Campanella.
At Punta Campanella the remains of the Temple of Athena are still visible today, which according to legend was built by Odysseus to thank the Goddess, after having survived unscathed, tied to the mast of the ship and plugging the ears of his companions with wax, the stretch of sea infested by the Sirens