Greek merchants coming from the island of Rhodes settled on the island of Megaris, a tufaceous rock emerging out of the sea few meters from the coastline, approximately in 600 BC, where the Castel dell’Ovo was erected much time later. Their settlement was named after Parthenope, the siren who, after being unable to make Ulysses fall in love with her, drowned herself. This is where, Partenope inspired the name of the ancient city of Naples.