Geraestus (Euboea)
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Geraestus Euboea

Geraestus or Geraistos (Ancient Greek: )[1] was a town of ancient Euboea on a cape with the same name,[2] at the southeast extremity of the island.[3] It had a celebrated temple of Poseidon,[4] and at its foot there was a well-frequented port,[5] which seems to have been small, though Livy calls it "nobilis Euboeae portus."[6] It is mentioned by Homer in the Odyssey as one of the places where the ships of Nestor stopped on the way back from Troy to Pylos.[7]

Its site is located near the modern Porto Kastri.[8][9]


  1. ^ Stephanus of Byzantium. Ethnica. s.v.
  2. ^ Strabo. Geographica. 10.1.2. Page numbers refer to those of Isaac Casaubon's edition.
  3. ^ Pliny. Naturalis Historia. 4.12.21, 4.63.2.
  4. ^ Strabo. Geographica. 10.1.7. Page numbers refer to those of Isaac Casaubon's edition.
  5. ^ Thucydides. History of the Peloponnesian War. 3.3.5.
  6. ^ Livy. Ab Urbe Condita Libri (History of Rome). 31.45.
  7. ^ Homer. Odyssey. 3.177.
  8. ^ Lund University. Digital Atlas of the Roman Empire.
  9. ^ Richard Talbert, ed. (2000). Barrington Atlas of the Greek and Roman World. Princeton University Press. p. 55, and directory notes accompanying.

 This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainSmith, William, ed. (1854-1857). "Geraestus". Dictionary of Greek and Roman Geography. London: John Murray.

Coordinates: 37°58?37?N 24°32?20?E / 37.977°N 24.539°E / 37.977; 24.539

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