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Name of the location (11)

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Santorini

  This name prevailed long afterwards from the Italian Santa Irini in the Crusade period, due to the small chapel of Santa Irini, situated on the island of Thirassia at the entrance of the Caldera.
(Text: Manolis Lignos)
This text (extract) is cited February 2004 from the Municipality of Thera tourist pamphlet (2003-2004).


Ancient authors' reports

ANDROS (Island) KYKLADES

Ancient names of the Island

Gavros, Antandros, Lasia, Hydrousa, Nonagria and Epagris.


DELOS (Island) KYKLADES

Ortygia

Delos received the name of Ortygia from Asteria, sister of Leto, who was changed into a quail (ortux) to escape from Zeus. She was then metamorphosed into the island afterwards called Delos


IOS (Island) KYKLADES

Phonice

A small island in the Aegean Sea, otherwise called Ios


KYTHNOS (Island) KYKLADES

Ophioussa

Serpent-island, a name of Cythnos


PAROS (Island) KYKLADES

Minois


Kabarnis

A poetical name of Paros


Ophiussa, Stadia, Telchinis

In earlier times Rhodes was called Ophiussa and Stadia, and then Telchinis, after the Telchines, who took up their abode in the island.


Cretinia

Althaemenes fearing to be his father's murderer, he set out from Crete with his sister Apemosyne, and put in at a place in Rhodes, and having taken possession of it he called it Cretinia.


SERIFOS (Island) KYKLADES

Polybotos

many-feeding, ferlile, as ironical epith. of the barren island of Seriphos


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DODEKANISSOS (Island complex) GREECE

Dodecanese

The name Dodecanese is a thoroughly modern term and was applied in 1908 when twelve privileged islands of the Eastern Aegean, excluding Rhodes, Kos and Lipsos, united to protest against the deprivation by Turkey of special privileges that they had enjoyed since the sixteenth century under Suleiman the Magnificent 1495 1566.


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