Cales (Bithynia)

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Cales or Kales (Ancient Greek: Κάλης), also Calles or Kalles (Κάλλης), was an emporium or trading place on the coast of ancient Bithynia at the mouth of a river of the same name. Cales was 120 stadia east of Elaeus.[1][2]

It is located near Alaplı in Asiatic Turkey.[3][4]


  1. ^ Arrian. Periplus Ponti Euxini. Vol. p. 14.
  2. ^ Marcian of Heraclea, p. 70.
  3. ^ Richard Talbert, ed. (2000). Barrington Atlas of the Greek and Roman World. Princeton University Press. p. 86, and directory notes accompanying.
  4. ^ Lund University. Digital Atlas of the Roman Empire.

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

Coordinates: 41°10′55″N 31°23′15″E / 41.18195°N 31.387409°E / 41.18195; 31.387409