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Charadrus or Charadros (Ancient Greek: Χάραδρος) was a town on the coast of ancient Cilicia, between Platanus and Cragus, according to the Stadiasmus. Strabo, who writes it Χαραδροῦς, describes it as a fort with a port below it, and a mountain Andriclus above it.[1] It is described by Francis Beaufort "as an opening through the mountains with a small river."[2] The mountain is mentioned in the Stadiasmus under the name Androcus.

Charadrus is located near modern Yakacık (formerly Kaledıran İskelesi), in Turkey.[3][4]


  1. ^ Strabo. Geographica. Vol. p. 669. Page numbers refer to those of Isaac Casaubon's edition.
  2. ^ Beaufort, Karamania, p. 194.
  3. ^ Lund University. Digital Atlas of the Roman Empire.
  4. ^ Richard Talbert, ed. (2000). Barrington Atlas of the Greek and Roman World. Princeton University Press. p. 66, and directory notes accompanying.

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

Coordinates: 36°06′36″N 32°34′11″E / 36.109886°N 32.569805°E / 36.109886; 32.569805