Galepsus (Chalcidice)

Coordinates: 40°12′00″N 23°41′19″E / 40.200006°N 23.688564°E / 40.200006; 23.688564
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Galepsus or Galepsos (Ancient Greek: Γαληψός) was a town on the north coast of the peninsula of Sithonia, Chalcidice, ancient Macedonia.[1] William Martin Leake states that Galepsus was the same place afterwards called Physcella,[2][3] a distinction which was required, as there was another Galepsus at no great distance.[4]

The site of Galepsus is about 1 mile (1.6 km) south of the modern Nikite.[5][6]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Herodotus. Histories. Vol. 7.122.
  2. ^ Pliny. Naturalis Historia. Vol. 4.10.
  3. ^ Pomponius Mela. De situ orbis. Vol. 2.3.1.
  4. ^ William Martin Leake, Trav. in North. Greece, vol. iii. p. 155.
  5. ^ Richard Talbert, ed. (2000). Barrington Atlas of the Greek and Roman World. Princeton University Press. p. 51, and directory notes accompanying.
  6. ^ Lund University. Digital Atlas of the Roman Empire.

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

40°12′00″N 23°41′19″E / 40.200006°N 23.688564°E / 40.200006; 23.688564