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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
1111 port of Traiectus near Faro Superiore
1112 Zancle, Zankle, Messana, Messene, Homer’s Port Creux (Hollow port) where Odysseus had a stopover? Messina, NE cape
1113 Roman villa at Pistunina
1114 Phoinix, Tamaricii, Palmae Santa Teresa di Riva
1115 Quarry at Letojanni
1116 Tauromenium Taormina
1117 Naxos, Naxus Giardini-Naxos
1118 Archaic Naxos Giardini-Naxos
1119 Acium Capo Molini
1120 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)
1121 Roman fort at Castello di Aci
1122 Ulixis portus, Port of Odysseus Ognina
1123 Catina Catania
1124 Punta Castelluccio
1125 Trotilon, Trotilum Brucoli
1126 Megara Hyblaea, Port Xiphon, port of Leontinoi? Banchinamento Orsi, in Augusta harbour
1127 Tapsus, Thapsus peninsula of Magnisi
1128 Leon near Casa Targia
1129 Trogili, Trogilos near a tower called Geleagre, at Syracuse, Santa Panagia
1130 Syracuse, Syrakus, « Small Port », Lakkios, Achradina Porto Lachio, near Via Diaz at Syracuse
1131 Syracuse, Port of Arethuse on the isle of Ortygia Port of Arethuse, on Via Vittorio Veneto, on the isle of Ortiga
1132 Syracuse, « Large Port », on the isle of Sikelia, Sicania, Trinacria Siracusa, ancient port possibly near Corso Umberto I
1133 Syracuse, Port of Olympia, near the outlet of R Anapus? near the outlet of R Ciane?
1134 Quarry at Punta delle Mola, Massoliveri
1135 Quarry at Punta Asparano
1136 Ognina island
1137 Daskoni, Daskone, Dascon? Ognina
1138 Portus Naustathamus? Fontane Bianche, port of Cassibile
1139 Roman villa at Borgelluzzo
1140 Helorus, Elorus Eloro, on R Tellaro near Noto
1141 Phoenicus portus Torre Vendicari
1142 Cittadella
1143 Portus Pachyni, Pachyno, Apollineum Portopalo di Capo Passero South of Sicily
1144 Odysseae portus near Granelli
1145 Hereum, Cymbe Punta Religione, near Marina di Modica
1146 Masseria Maestro
1147 Caucana portus Punta Secca and Fontana Nuova
1148 Kamarina Camarina
1149 Mesopotamium Berdia Vecchia
1150 Piano Rizzuto
1151 Calvisiana near Gela
1152 Gela
1153 Chalae? Caricatore
1154 Montelungo
1155 Port of Maktorion, Mactorium? Torre di Manfria
1156 Phintias Licata
1157 Ecnomus, Eknomos Prom. Cape Balatazze, on Monte Sole
1158 Pizzo Caduta
1159 port of Daedalium, Dedalium, Omphale Rocca San Nicola
1160 Spiaggia di Malerba: port of Castellazzo di Palma di Montechiaro and Narasette?
1161 Castello di Palma di Montechiaro
1162 Quarry at Monte Grande
1163 Agrakas, Akragas, Agrigentum Agrigento
1164 Roman villa at Punta Piccola
1165 Durrueli di Realmonte
1166 Heraclea Minoa Eraclea Minoa
1167 Borgo Bonsignore
1168 Thermae Selinuntinae, Aquae Larodes Sciacca
1169 Selinus, Selinunt, Selinonte East port Selinonte
1170 Selinus, Selinunt, Selinonte West port Selinonte
1171 Mazara Mazara del Vallo
1172 Lilybaion, Lilybee South port? Porto delle Tartane, Palude di Margitello, near modern port at Marsala
1173 Lilybaion, Lilybee Main port Cape Boeo, at Marsala
1174 Lilybaion, Lilybee North port? Punta Alga, at Marsala
1175 Isola Grande, Lehmann mentions a mole at the southern tip of this island, not ancient?
1176 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
1177 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)
1178 Aigousa insula La Collina Torretta-Navetta, on the isle of Favignana
1179 Maritima, Hieronesos, Hiera insula Marettimo, on the isle of Marettimo, furthest of the Egadi islands
1180 Bucinna, Phorbantia insula Grotta del Genovese, on the isle of Levanzo
1181 Drepanum, Drepane Trapani
1182 Port of Erix, Eryx, Erice Porto di Bonagia?
1183 Grotta dell’Uzzo
1184 Emporion Segestanon Castellammare del Golfo
1185 Os, Osteodes Ustica, on the island di Ustica
1186 Spalmatore, on the island di Ustica
1187 Faraglioni, on the island di Ustica
1188 Port of Hyccara, Hykkara? Roman villa at San Nicolo, near Carini
1189 Panhormus, Panorme Palermo, Roman naval base
1190 Solus, port of Solonte Solanto-Porticello
1191 Thermai, Thermae Himeraeae Termini Imerese
1192 Roman villa at Canne Masche
1193 Himera, Himere at the outlet of R Grande, East of Termini
1194 Roman villa at Settefrati, near Mazzaforno
1195 Cephaloedium, Cephalidium Cefalu
1196 Halaesa Castel di Tusa
1197 Kale Akte, Calate Marina di Caronia
1198 Quarry at San Marco d’Alunzio
1199 Agathyrnum Capo d’Orlando
1200 Roman villa at Bagnoli di San Gregorio
1201 Roman villa at Patti Marina
1202 Egira, Erikodes, Ericusa Insula Isle of Alicudi
1203 Celsina, Phoenicusa, Phoinikoussa insula Isle of Filicudi
1204 Didyma insula Isle of Salina
1205 Lipara on Liparos insula Porto Pignataro & Sottomonastero, on the isle of Lipari
1206 Heraclea, Hiera Thermessa insula Porto Vulcano, on the isle of Vulcano
1207 Aegina, Euonymus insula Caletta dei Zimmeri, South of the isle of Panarea
1208  Heracleotes insula Isle of Basiluzzo, fish pond
1209 Strongilos, Eolie, capital of Aeolus’s kingdom and Odysseus’ stopover beach of San Vincenzo, on the isle of Stromboli
1210 Tyndaris Tindari
1211 Roman villa at San Biagio
1212 Myle, Mylae Milazzo
1213 Naulochos, Naulocha near Venetico Marina
1214 Malta, Isle of Melite, Isle of Gaulos, Isle of Cercine Isles of Malta, Gozo and Comino
1215 Mellieha bay
1216 San Pawl, Saint Paul’s bay
1217 Salini, Salina bay
1218 Saint George’s bay
1219 San Giljan, Spinola bay
1220 Manoel island, Gzira creek
1221 Marsamxett, Msida creek
1222 Marsa Kortin hill at Marsa, Ta’Cejlu, Malta’s main ancient harbour
1223 Grand Harbour, French creek
1224 Grand Harbour, Dockyard creek
1225 Marsaskala
1226 Marsaxlokk
1227 Birzebbuga and Ghar Dalam cave, Saint George’s bay
1228 Birzebbuga, Pretty bay
1229 Ras ir Raheb
1230 Ghajn Tuffieha and Golden bay
1231 Blue Lagoon, on the isle of Comino
1232 Ciefesta Hephaesta? Santa Marija bay, on the isle of Comino
1233 Mgarr, on the isle of Gozo
1234 Ramla, on the isle of Gozo
1235 Marsalforn, on the isle of Gozo
1236 Azure Window at Dwejra inland sea, near neolithic cave
1237 Xlendi, on the isle of Gozo
1238 Mgarr ix Xini, on the isle of Gozo
1239  Cossura, Kossura Pantelleria and Mursia, on the isle of Pantelleria
1240 Aethusa, Hefaesta, Efesta Isle of Linosa
1241  Lopadusa insula, Falacron, Falacro insula? Lampedusa, on the isle of Lampedusa?