List of ancient Greek cities


List of ancient Greek cities

This is a small list of ancient Greek cities, including colonies outside Greece proper. Note that there were a great many Greek cities in the ancient world. In this list a city is defined as a single population center. These were often referred to as poleis in the ancient world, although the list is not limited to "proper" poleis. Also excluded from the list are larger units, such as kingdoms or empires.

A

*Abdera
*Abila (Decapolis)
*Abydos
*Acanthus (Egypt)
*Acanthus (Greece)
*Acharnae
*Actium
*Aegina
*Aegium
*Aenus
*Aetos
*Agrinion
*Aigosthena
*Akragas
*Akrai
*Alalia aka Aleria
*Alexandretta
*Alexandria
*Amarynthos
*Amasya
*Amida
*Amisos
*Amphicleia
*Amphipolis
*Amphissa
*Ancona
*Antigona
*Antipatrea
*Antioch on the Maeander
*Antioch, Mygdonia
*Antioch on the Orontes
*Antioch, Pisidia
*Antiochia ad Taurum
*Andros
*Apamea (several)
*Aphidnae
*Apollonia (many cities)
*Apollonia Pontica
*Argos
*Artanes or modern day Lom
*Argyroupoli or modern day Gümüşhane
*Asine of Argolis
*Asine of Messenia
*Asine of Laconia
*Aspendos
*Assus
*Astacus or Nicomedea
*Athens

B

*Baris modern day Isparta
*Borysthenes
*Bouthroton
*Brauron
*Byllis
*Byzantium – later Constantinople, now Istanbul
*Bythinion modern day Bolu

C

*Chalcedoon
*Calydon
*Carystus
*Chalcis – chief city of Euboea
*Chersonesos
*Clazomenae
*Cnidus
*Colosse
*Corcyra
*Corinth
*Croton
*Cumae
*Cyme
*Cyrene
*Cythera

D

*Decelea
*Delos
*Delphi
*Demetrias
*Dimale
*Didyma
*Dion
*Dioscurias
*Dodona
*Dorylaion
*Dyme

E

*Edessa
*Edessa, Mesopotamia
*Elateia
*Elea
*Eleusis
*Elis
*Emporion
*Ephesus
*Epidamnos
*Epidauros
*Eretria
*Erythrae

G

*Gangra
*Gela
*Gonnos, (i.e. modern Gonnoi)
*Gorgippia
*Gortyn
*Gythium

H

*Halicarnassus
*Helike
*Heraclea (many cities by this name)
*Heraclea (Lucania)
*Heraclea by Latmus
*Heraclea Cybistra
*Heraclea Lyncestis
*Heraclea Minoa
*Heraclea Pontica
*Heraclea Sintica
*Hermione
*Hermonassa
*Hierapolis
*Himera
*Histria

I

*Ialysos
*Iasus
*Imbros
*Iskila modern day Iskilip
*Ithaca

K

*Kallipolis
*Katane
*Kerkinitida
*Kepoi
*Kimmerikon
*Kios
*Knossos
*Kos (island)

L

*Lamia
*Lampsacus
*Laodicea
*Larissa
*Laus
*Lefkada
*Leontini
*Lepreum
*Lindus
*Lissus
*Locri

M

*Magnesia on the Maeander
*Magnesia on the Sipylum
*Mantinea
*Marathon
*Massilia – later Marseilles
*Megalopolis
*Megara
*Megara Hyblaea
*Mesembria
*Messene
*Metapontum
*Methone
*Miletus
*Mylasa
*Myndus
*Myonia
*Myra
*Myrmekion
*Mytilene

N

*Naucratis
*Naupactus
*Naxos (Sicily)
*Neapolis
*Nicopolis
*Nicaea modern day Iznik
*Nicaea modern day Nice
*Nymphaion
*Nysa
*Naxos

O

*Oenoe
*Odessos (modern Odessa)
*Odessos (modern Varna)
*Olcinium
*Olbia, Sardinia
*Olbia (Black Sea settlement)
*Olympia
*Olympus
*Olynthus
*Oricos
*Orestias
*Oreus – northern Euboea
*Oropus
*Onchesmos,Anchiasmos in Epirus

P

*Pagasae
*Pandosia (Epirus)
*Pandosia (Bruttium) – Bruttium (now Calabria), Italy
*Pandosia (Lucania) – Lucania (now Basilicata), Italy
*Panticapaeum
*Paros
*Pharos
*Patrae
*Pella
*Pergamum
*Perinthus
*Phalerum
*Phanagoria
*Pharae
*Pharnacia modern day Giresun
*Phaselis
*Philippopolis
*Phlius
*Pherae
*Phocaea
*Pinara
*Piraeus
*Pitiunt
*Plataea
*Poseidonia
*Potidaea
*Priene
*Prousa modern day Bursa
*Pteleum
*Pydna
*Pylos
*Pyrgos or modern day Burgas

R

*Rhamnus
*Rhegion
*Rhodes
*Rhypes
*Rize

S

*Salamis
*Same
*Selinus
*Seleucia Pieria
*Semasus or Cromna modern day Amasra
*Sestus
*Seuthopolis of Kazanlak
*Scidrus
*Sicyon
*Side
*Sinope
*Smyrna
*Sparta
*Stagirus
*Stenimahos or modern day Asenovgrad
*Stymphalus
*Sybaris
*Syracuse

T

*Tanagra
*Tanais
*Taras
*Tauromenium
*Tegea
*Tenedos
*Teos
*Thebes – chief city of Boeotia
*Theodosia
*Therma
*Thermum
*Thespiae
*Thronion
*Thoricus
*Thurii
*Thyreum
*Thyria
*Tomis
*Trachis
*Tragurion
*Trapezus
*Tripolis
*Troezen
*Troy
*Tyras
*Tyritake

V

*Vergina

Z

*Zacynthus
*Zancle


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