Geraistos (Euboea) 44 Porto Kastri - Γεραιστός

Γεραιστός - Geraistos, Archaic to Roman harbor at Porto Kastri in Euboia Central Greece
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Latitude: 37.977000
Longitude: 24.539000
Confidence: High

Greek name: Γεραιστός
Place ID: 380245HGer
Time period: ACHR
Region: Central Greece
Country: Greece
Department: Evvoia
Mod: Porto Kastri

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Modern Description: The ancient harbor of Geraistos, at the southern end of this coast, profited richly from passing commercial traffic. Its site, which corresponds to the protected bay of Kastrí (18 km), is hard to reach today (take the unmade track descending from the asphalted road just after it turns sharply north, 11 km from Karystos). By the bay – in a field to the right, c. 400m before the track ends at the church of the Zöodochos Pigi – are the vestiges of a classical temple. Large architectural blocks, one with a clearly conserved triglyph, mark the site of what may have been a temple of Poseidon: inscriptions from the site have been taken to the museum in Karystos. It is now a wild and inaccessible place; but to the ancient seaman it was a welcome and busy haven in bad weather.
Wikidata ID: Q16571362
Trismegistos Geo: 34086

Info: McGilchrist's Greek Islands

(From McGilchrist’s Greek Islands, © Nigel McGilchrist 2010, excerpted with his gracious permission. Click for the books)

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