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Coordinates: 36°13′35″N 29°57′23″E / 36.22639°N 29.95639°E / 36.22639; 29.95639
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Andriake Harbour area
Andriake is located in Turkey
Shown within Turkey
LocationDemre, Antalya Province, Turkey
Coordinates36°13′35″N 29°57′23″E / 36.22639°N 29.95639°E / 36.22639; 29.95639
TypeAncient Settlement and port
Andriake Plan

Andriake or Andriaca (Ancient Greek: Ἀνδριάκη) was an ancient city and the port of the ancient town of Myra in Lycia. It is in the modern Demre district of Antalya Province, in south-western Turkey.

The site[1] has a museum.


Andriake is mentioned by Ptolemy; and Pliny has Andriaca civitas, Myra (v. 27).

Appian (B.C. iv. 82) says that in 42 BC Lentulus was sent by Brutus to collect money and broke through the chain which defended the entrance to the port, and went up the river to Myra.

Beaufort (Karamania, p. 26) gives the name Andráki to the river of Myra.

Andriake is clearly the port on the small river on which Myra stood, 20 stadia higher up. (Strab. p. 666.) It must have been at Andriake, as Cramer observes, that St. Paul and his companion prisoners were put on board the Alexandrian ship sailing for Italy. (Acts, xxvii. 5, 6.)


On the north side of the entrance are the remains of large Roman horrea with an inscription which states that they were Hadrian's: the date is Hadrian's third consulate, 119 AD.



External links[edit]

  • Media related to Andriake at Wikimedia Commons

 This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainSmith, William, ed. (1854–1857). "Andriaca". Dictionary of Greek and Roman Geography. London: John Murray.