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Hydissus or Hydissos (Ancient Greek: Ὑδισσός),[1] Hydisus or Hydisos (Ὑδισός),[2] or Hydissa (Ὕδισσα)[3] was a town of ancient Caria, situated east of Mylassa.[3][4] Hydissus was a polis (city-state) and a member of the Delian League.[2]

Its site is located near Karacahisar, Asiatic Turkey.[5][6]


  1. ^ Stephanus of Byzantium. Ethnica. s.v.
  2. ^ a b Mogens Herman Hansen & Thomas Heine Nielsen (2004). "Karia". An inventory of archaic and classical poleis. New York: Oxford University Press. p. 1117. ISBN 0-19-814099-1.
  3. ^ a b Ptolemy. The Geography. 5.2.20.
  4. ^ Pliny. Naturalis Historia. 5.29.
  5. ^ Richard Talbert, ed. (2000). Barrington Atlas of the Greek and Roman World. Princeton University Press. p. 61, 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). "Hydissa". Dictionary of Greek and Roman Geography. London: John Murray.

Coordinates: 37°08′20″N 27°48′41″E / 37.138837°N 27.811477°E / 37.138837; 27.811477