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Athyras (Ancient Greek: Ἀθύρας) was a Greek[1][2] city in ancient Thrace, located in the region of the Propontis.

Its site has been located near the modern Turkish city of Büyükçekmece.[3][4]

Under the name Athyra, it is a titular see of both the Eastern Orthodox Church and Roman Catholic Church.[5][6]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Ancient Greek Colonies in the Black Sea 2, Dēmētrios V. Grammenos, ISBN 1-4073-0110-1,2007,page 1182
  2. ^ The cities in Thrace and Dacia in late antiquity: (studies and materials) by Velizar Iv Velkov,1977,page 124
  3. ^ Richard Talbert, ed. (2000). Barrington Atlas of the Greek and Roman World. Princeton University Press. p. 52, and directory notes accompanying.
  4. ^ Lund University. Digital Atlas of the Roman Empire.
  5. ^ "Bishop Dimitrios of Therma was elected Metropolitan of Metres and Athyra". Orthodox Times (in American English). 2020-08-31. Retrieved 2020-09-23.
  6. ^ "Athyra (Titular See) [Catholic-Hierarchy]".

Coordinates: 41°02′02″N 28°35′24″E / 41.034016°N 28.589971°E / 41.034016; 28.589971