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Philocaleia or Philocalia or Philokaleia (Ancient Greek: Φιλοκάλεια) was a town on the coast of Pontus Cappadocius, 90 stadia to the east of Argyria, and 100 to the west of Coralla.[1][2]

Its site is located near modern Görele in Asiatic Turkey.[3][4]


  1. ^ Arrian. Periplus Ponti Euxini. Vol. 13.
  2. ^ Anon. Peripl. P. E. p. 13; Pliny. Naturalis Historia. Vol. 6.4.
  3. ^ Richard Talbert, ed. (2000). Barrington Atlas of the Greek and Roman World. Princeton University Press. p. 87, and directory notes accompanying.
  4. ^ Lund University. Digital Atlas of the Roman Empire.

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

Coordinates: 41°02′04″N 38°59′06″E / 41.034353°N 38.984957°E / 41.034353; 38.984957