It is known only from the Notitiae Episcopatuum which mention it as late as the twelfth and thirteenth centuries as a suffragan of the archbishopric of Nicaea. The Byzantine Emperor Justinian must have raised it to the rank of a city.
Lequien (Oriens christianus, I, 657) mentions four bishops of Linoe:
- Anastasius, who attended a Council of Constantinople in 692
- Leo, at the Second Council of Nicea in 787
- Basil and Cyril, the one a partisan of St. Ignatius, the other of Photius, at the Fourth Council of Constantinople in 879.