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Ancient port mentioned by ancient author(s)

Ancient port mentioned by modern author(s) only

Potential ancient harbour, from a nautical point of view

Nb Ancient name Modern name
634 Port of Traiectus near Faro Superiore
635 Zancle, Zankle, Messana, Messène, Homer’s Port Creux (Hollow port) where Odysseus had a stopover? Messina, NE cape
636 Roman villa at Pistunina
637 Phoinix, Tamaricii, Palmae Santa Teresa di Riva
637.1 Quarry at Letojanni
638 Tauromenium Taormina
639 Naxos, Naxus Giardini-Naxos
639.1 Archaic Naxos Giardini-Naxos
640 Acium Capo Molini
641 Reefs of the Cyclopes, Odysseus’ port of the Cyclopes? Islets of Faraglioni, in front of Aci Tressa (Cuisenier mentions this site with two other possible sites: Marettimo and Nisida, the latter clearly providing the best shelter as described by Homer)
641.1 Roman fort at Castello di Aci
642 Ulixis portus, Port of Odysseus Ognina
643 Catina Catania
644 Punta Castelluccio
644.1 Trotilion, Trotilium Brucoli
645 Megara Hyblaea, Port Xiphon, port of Leontinoi? Banchinamento Orsi, in Augusta harbour
646 Tapsus, Thapsus peninsula of Magnisi
647 Leon near Casa Targia
648 Trogili, Trogilos near a tower called Géléagre, at Syracuse, Santa Panagia
649 Syracuse, Syrakus, « Small Port », Lakkios Porto Lachio, near Via Diaz at Syracuse
650 Syracuse, Port of Arethuse on the isle of Ortygia Port of Arethuse, on Via Vittorio Veneto, on the isle of Ortiga
651 Syracuse, « Large Port », on the isle of Sikelia, Sicania, Trinacria Siracusa, ancient port possibly near Corso Umberto I
652 Syracuse, Port of Olympia, near the outlet of R Anapus? near the outlet of R Ciane?
653 Quarry at Punta delle Mola, Massoliveri
653.1 Quarry at Punta Asparano
653.2 Ognina island
653.3 Daskoni, Daskone, Dascon? Ognina
654 Portus Naustathamus? Fontane Bianche, port of Cassibile
654.1 Roman villa at Borgelluzzo
655 Helorus, Elorus Eloro, on R Tellaro near Noto
656 Phoenicus Portus Torre Vendicari
657 Cittadella
658 Portus Pachyni, Pachyno, Apollineum Portopalo di Capo Passero South of Sicily
659 Odysseae Portus near Granelli
660 Hereum, Cymbe Punta Religione, near Marina di Modica
660.1 Masseria Maestro
661 Caucana Portus Punta Secca and Fontana Nuova
662 Camarina
663 Mesopotamium Berdia Vecchia
663.1 Piano Rizzuto
664 Calvisiana near Gela
665 Gela
666 Chalae? near Montelungo
667  Port of Maktorion, Mactorium? Torre di Manfria
668 Phintias Licata
669 Ecnomus, Eknomos Prom. Cape Balatazze, on Monte Sole
669.1 Pizzo Caduta
670 port of Daedalium, Dedalium, Omphale Rocca San Nicola
671 Spiaggia di Malerba: port of Castellazzo di Palma di Montechiaro and Narasette?
672 Castello di Palma di Montechiaro
672.1 Quarry at Monte Grande
673 Agrakas, Akragas, Agrigentum Agrigento
673.1 Roman villa at Punta Piccola
674 Durrueli di Realmonte
675 Heraclea Minoa Eraclea Minoa
676 Borgo Bonsignore
676.1 Thermae Selinuntinae, Aquae Larodes Sciacca
677 Selinus, Selinunt, Sélinonte East port Selinonte
677.1 Selinus, Selinunt, Sélinonte West port Selinonte
678 Mazara Mazara del Vallo
679 Lilybaion, Lilybée South port? Porto delle Tartane, Palude di Margitello, near modern port at Marsala
679.1 Lilybaion, Lilybée Main port Cape Boeo, at Marsala
680 Lilybaion, Lilybée North port? Punta Alga, at Marsala
681 Isola Grande, Lehmann mentions a môle at the southern tip of this island, not ancient?
682 Motye, Motya Mozia, on the isle of San Pantaleo, a causeway connects the island to the continent, but the 52×37 m basin was probably not a busy port
683 Aigousa insula, Odysseus’ port of the Cyclopes ? Favignana, on the isle of Favignana, the largest of the Egadi islands (Cuisenier mentions this site with two other possible sites: Faraglioni and Nisida, the latter clearly providing the best shelter as described by Homer)
683.1  Aigousa insula La Collina Torretta-Navetta, on the isle of Favignana
684 Maritima, Hieronesos, Hiera insula Marettimo, on the isle of Marettimo, furthest of the Egadi islands
684.1 Bucinna, Phorbantia insula Grotta del Genovese, on the isle of Levanzo
685 Drepanum, Drepane Trapani
686 Port of Erix, Eryx, Erice Porto di Bonagia?
686.1 Grotta dell’Uzzo
687 Emporion Segestanon Castellammare del Golfo
688 Os, Osteodes Ustica, on the island di Ustica
688.1 Spalmatore, on the island di Ustica
688.2 Faraglioni, on the island di Ustica
689 Port of Hyccara, Hykkara? Roman villa at San Nicolo, near Carini
690 Panhormus, Panorme Palermo
691 Solus, port of Solonte Solanto-Porticello
692 Thermai, Thermae Himeraeae Termini Imerese
693 Himera, Himère at the outlet of R Grande, East of Termini
694 Roman villa at Settefrati, near Mazzaforno
695 Cephaloedium, Cephalidium Cefalu
696 Halaesa Castel di Tusa
697 Kale Akte, Calate Marina di Caronia
697.1 Quarry at San Marco d’Alunzio
698 Agathyrnum Capo d’Orlando
699 Roman villa at Bagnoli di San Gregorio
700 Roman villa at Patti Marina
701 Egira, Erikodes, Ericusa Insula Isle of Alicudi
701.1 Celsina, Phoenicusa, Phoinikoussa insula Isle of Filicudi
702 Didyma insula Isle of Salina
703 Lipara on Liparos insula Porto Pignataro & Sottomonastero, on the isle of Lipari
704 Heraclea, Hiera Thermessa insula Porto Vulcano, on the isle of Vulcano
705 Aegina, Euonymus insula Caletta dei Zimmeri, South of the isle of Panarea
706 Heracleotes insula Isle of Basiluzzo
707 Strongilos, Eolie, capital of Aeolus’s kingdom and Odysseus’ stopover beach of San Vincenzo, on the isle of Stromboli
708 Tyndaris Tindari
709 Roman villa at San Biagio
710 Myle, Mylae Milazzo
711 Naulochos, Naulocha near Venetico Marina
712 Malta, Isle of Melite, Isle of Gaulos, Isle of Cercine Isles of Malta, Gozo and Comino
713 Mellieha bay
714 San Pawl, Saint Paul’s bay
714.1 Salini, Salina bay
714.2 Saint George’s bay
715 San Giljan, Spinola bay
716 Manoel island, Gzira creek
716.1 Marsamxett, Msida creek
717 Marsa Kortin hill at Marsa, Ta’Cejlu, Malta’s main ancient harbour
717.1 Grand Harbour, French creek
717.2 Grand Harbour, Dockyard creek
718 Marsaskala
719 Marsaxlokk
719.1 Birzebbuga, Saint George’s bay
719.2 Birzebbuga, Pretty bay
720 Ras ir Raheb
721 Ghajn Tuffieha and Golden bay
721.1 Blue Lagoon (Comino)
721.2 Santa Marija bay, on the isle of Comino
722 Mgarr (Gozo)
723 Ramla (Gozo)
724 Marsalforn (Gozo)
724.1 Azure Window at Dwejra inland sea, near neolithic cave (Gozo)
725 Xlendi (Gozo)
725.1 Mgarr ix Xini (Gozo)
726 Cossura, Kossura Pantelleria and Mursia, on the isle of Pantelleria
727 Aethusa, Hefaesta, Efesta Isle of Linosa
728 Lopadusa insula, Falacron, Falacro insula? Lampedusa, on the isle of Lampedusa?