Listed 18 sub titles with search on: Information about the place for wider area of: "PYRGOS Village ASTEROUSSIOI" .
CHARAKAS (Village) ASTEROUSSIOI
Harakas is 50km south of Iraklion on the Iraklion - Knossos - Kounavi - Houdetsi - Ligortinos - Harakas road. In the area near Harakas there are some Roman and Venetian remains as well as a Byzantine church.
PYRGOS (Village) ASTEROUSSIOI
Pirgos is 50km south of Iraklion on the Iraklion - Knossos - Kounavi - Houdetsi - Pirgos road. In the middle of the town on the south side of the street and clearly marked, is the fourteenth century church of Agii Georgios and Konstantinos.
PYRANTHOS (Ancient city) ASTEROUSSIOI
Puranthos: Eth. Puranthios. A small town in Crete, near Gortyn, probably the modern Pyrathi.
RYTION (Ancient city) ASTEROUSSIOI
Rhution, Eth. Rhutieus. A town of Crete which Homer (Il. ii. 648) couples with Phaestus as well-peopled cities. The city belonged to the Gortynians (Strab. x. p. 479; Nonnus, Dionys. xiii. 233.) The corrupt reading Rhuthimne in Steph. B. (s. v. Stelai) should be emended into Rhution. (Hock, Kreta, vol. i. p. 414.) The city must have existed somewhere on or close to the route which leads from Kasteliana to Haghius Dheka; but Pashley (Crete, vol. i. p. 293) could find no vestiges of antiquity in the neighbourhood.
This text is from: Dictionary of Greek and Roman Geography (1854) (ed. William Smith, LLD). Cited June 2004 from The Perseus Project URL below, which contains interesting hyperlinks
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