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Passanda (Ancient Greek: Πάσσανδα) or Pasanda (Πάσανδα) was a town of ancient Caria. It was a member of the Delian League since it appears in tribute records of Athens between the years 450/49 and 421/0 BCE, paying a phoros of 3000 drachmae.[1] At least during part of the Hellenistic period it belonged to the territory of Kaunos. Passanda is also mentioned by Stephanus of Byzantium and by the Stadiasmus.[1] The latter places it at a distance of thirty stadia from Kaunos.[2]

Its site is located near Gökbel, in Ortaca district, Asiatic Turkey.[3][4]


  1. ^ a b Mogens Herman Hansen & Thomas Heine Nielsen (2004). "Karia". An inventory of archaic and classical poleis. New York: Oxford University Press. p. 1131. ISBN 0-19-814099-1.
  2. ^ Stadiasmus Maris Magni § 265.
  3. ^ Richard Talbert, ed. (2000). Barrington Atlas of the Greek and Roman World. Princeton University Press. p. 65, and directory notes accompanying.
  4. ^ Lund University. Digital Atlas of the Roman Empire.

Coordinates: 36°46′52″N 28°41′34″E / 36.7810675°N 28.6928795°E / 36.7810675; 28.6928795