Artanes (Bithynia)

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Artanes (Ancient Greek: Ἀρτάνης) was a coastal town of ancient Bithynia located on the Pontus Euxinus at the mouth of the Artanes River (the modern Türknil Nehri). There was a port and a temple of Venus.

Its site is located near Şile in Asiatic Turkey.[1][2]


  1. ^ Richard Talbert, ed. (2000). Barrington Atlas of the Greek and Roman World. Princeton University Press. p. 52, and directory notes accompanying.
  2. ^ Lund University. Digital Atlas of the Roman Empire.

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

Coordinates: 41°10′17″N 29°36′15″E / 41.17132°N 29.604165°E / 41.17132; 29.604165