This page in our guide for Assassin's Creed: Odyssey contains detailed walkthroughs and locations of side quests found on Messara. The island offers a dozen of side quests. Some of them are short and they require you to bring a few items. However, others consist of a few objectives.
- Civil Unrest
- Say That Again!
- The Lost Arkalochori Axe
- Catch and Release
- Flowers for the Dead
- Myths and Minotaurs
- Minotaurs and People
- He waits
- Bare It All
- It's Complicated
- Gortyn Out of Hand
- Revenge Served Cold
How to start: Speak with the tailor.
Description: You have to go to three other men and speak with them. Two of them are guarded by enemies. After that you have to go back to the tailor.
The tailor isn't here anymore. However, you will find a letter - someone challenges you. Go to the appointed spot and kill Captain Diokles and his men.
Say That Again!
How to start: Speak with the man.
Description: Your objective is to bring 5 pieces of obsidian glass.
The Lost Arkalochori Axe
How to start: Speak with the woman.
Description: The woman asks you to find the axe. This item is in Arkalochori Cave - reach the end of that location. The axe lies next to a treasure. Take the item back to the woman to complete this quest.
Catch and Release
How to start: Speak with the woman.
Description: Your objective is to find the woman's husband - he is a fisherman. Go to the fishing spot, kill the enemies, and then go back to the woman. You don't have to bring her husband with you.
Flowers for the Dead
Mission start: Talk to the man under the tree.
Description: Head to the peak of Mt Ida, where you'll find red flowers. Bring some of them to the man. This will finish the mission.
Myths and Minotaurs
Mission start: Examine the items lying across the camp.
Description: This mission is just a short introduction to something bigger. A boy will notice you going through his father's things, and tell you his story. Then, he will show you the entrance to the labyrinth - this will unlock subsequent missions.
Minotaurs and People
This mission consists of three sub-quests: Recollections, Full Circle, and Blood in the Water
Recollections require you to bring two pieces of armor to a man. Both parts can be found in enemy camps marked on the map. Collecting both of them will complete the mission.
Full Circle revolves around freeing a man held in the Phaistos Theatre. It's best to take out all the enemies on the way, to be able to lead the man out of the camp safely. Having escorted the man to a safe location, you will complete the task.
Blood in the Water is the final sub-task of the mission. First, you'll need to investigate the Fisherman's Beachhead area for some information. You'll have to take a closer look at a few things, to return to the man.
Once the investigation is complete, get in your boat and head for an oasis called Hermit's Dive. There, you will encounter one of the Kosmos Cultists. Get him out of his cage and misery.
Mission start: Complete the Minotaurs and People mission.
Description: The mission requires you to defeat the Minotaur. To get to it, you'll need to get past the labyrinth. Just stick to the wall to the left, and you'll eventually reach the Minotaur.
Minotaur is one of the more difficult enemies. He uses an axe, dealing heavy long-range damage. You have to be especially careful when he prepares to wing his weapon. However, after completing the attack, he is stationary for a moment. That's when you must strike.
In the first phase of battle, the Minotaur has several attacks. The creature can also charge. You have to remember to never stand right in front of your opponent. If you get too close, he can even kick you.
In the second phase the opponent's attacks do not change. However, they become much more frequent, which makes it harder to avoid them. After killing the opponent you will get experience points and a weapon - Minotaur's Labrys.
Bare It All
Mission start: Talk to the man.
Description: Kill the animals stalking Pandaros, and free him. This will complete the mission.
Mission start: Examine the corpse.
Description: After you check the body, head for the shepherd's hut. Take out all opposition and talk to the family of the deceased man.
The man will ask you to find Isabel. Her corpse can be found in Kydonia. This will complete the mission.
Gortyn Out of Hand
Mission start: Talk to Ptolemy.
Description: The mission requires you to find and kill three people. Each of them is marked on the map. Having taken out all of them, return to Ptolemy. This will complete the mission.
Revenge Served Cold
Mission start: Talk to the woman in front of the temple.
Description: To complete the mission kill 10 captains from the camps on Messara island.