Elaea (promontory of Crete)

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Elaea or Elaia (Greek: Ελαία) was the ancient name of a promontory on the northeast coast of Crete, Greece, which was mentioned by Ptolemy, (Ptol. v. 14. § 3), on which was a temple of Zeus Diktaios. The site is near the modern town of Palaikastron.


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