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Kandanos

  In the Greek and Roman periods a city called Kandanos or Kandania flourished here. Its position is not certain, but most people believe that it was at the site of the modern city Kandanos, not in Kadros, more to the south, as others assume. Remains from a very large building with a mosaic floor of the third century A.D. were found here. The church in Tzevremiana, near Kandanos, is thought to be on the site of a bishopric church from the first Byzantine period. Ancient Kandanos might have been destroyed by the Arabs.

This extract is cited Oct 2002 from the Crete TOURnet URL below, which contains images.


Greek & Roman Geography (ed. William Smith)

Cantanus

  Cantanus (Kantanos, Steph. B.; Kantania, Hierocles: Eth. Kantanios, Steph. B.), a city of Crete, which the Peutinger Table fixes at 24 M. P. from Cisamos. It was a bishop's see under the Byzantine emperors, and when the Venetians obtained possession of the island they established a Latin bishop here, as in every other diocese. Mr. Pashley (Trav. vol. ii. p. 116) found remains of this city on a conical hill about a mile to the S. of Khadros. The walls can be traced for little more than 150 paces; the style of their masonry attests a high antiquity.

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