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ERETRIA, Ancient city, EVIA

ERETRIA Ancient city EVIA View map

Overview

  Eretria is the second largest town in Evia and was flourishing mainly during 800-700 B.C. and the classical period.
  There are two possibilities for the derivation of its name: it may come from the verb "ereso" which means "row" as the town had a strong navy, or from the word arotro (plough) which became arotria and finally Eretria as the inhabitants were landowners.
  Many historians believe that the original location of Eretria was on the hill of Xeropolis at Lefkandi where archaeological remains have been found, until the end of the 8th century B.C. when it was abandoned and transferred to the site of modern Eretria.
This text (extract) is cited May 2003 from the Prefecture of Evia tourist pamphlet (1997).

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Geographical Data

Type of location: Archaeological site, Homeric city, Homer's Catalogue of Ships - Hellenes, Acropolis, Ancient theatre
Postal Code: 34008
Postal Code: 34008
Tel +30 22290
Longitude: 23o 48' 16" E
Latitude: 38o 23' 50" N
Conteporary homonymus location
ERETRIA Municipality, CHALKIDA , GREECE
ERETRIA Port, EVIA , GREECE
Its seaport is:
PORTHMOS Ancient port, EVIA , GREECE
Location inhabitated by settlers of:
(Prehistoric times) ATHENS Ancient city, GREECE
Settlers inhabited the lands:
ANDROS Island, KYKLADES , GREECE
CORFU Island, IONIAN ISLANDS , GREECE
MENDI Ancient city, KASSANDRA , GREECE
(8th century BC) KYMI Ancient city, CAMPANIA , ITALY
ISCHIA Island, CAMPANIA , ITALY
The city founded by settles of:
(Prehistoric times) MAKISTOS Ancient city, ILIA , GREECE
Was located:
Southeast (SE) of: CHALKIS Ancient city, EVIA , GREECE
Within the boundaries are included:
(4th century BC) DYSTOS Ancient city, KARYSTIA , GREECE

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