Phoenicus (Messenia)

Coordinates: 36°48′22″N 21°48′14″E / 36.806°N 21.804°E / 36.806; 21.804
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Phoenicus or Phoinikous (Ancient Greek: Φοινικοῦς), or Phoenicus Portus or Limne Phoinikous (Φοινικοῦς λιμήν),[1] was a harbour town of ancient Messenia west of the promontory Acritas, and in front of the islands of Oenussae.[2] It is believed to have been founded by the Phoenicians.[3]

Its site is located near the modern Foinikounta.[4][5]


  1. ^ Stephanus of Byzantium, Ethnica, Ph669.5
  2. ^ Pausanias (1918). "34.12". Description of Greece. Vol. 4. Translated by W. H. S. Jones; H. A. Ormerod. Cambridge, Massachusetts; London: Harvard University Press; William Heinemann – via Perseus Digital Library.
  3. ^ Γ. Δ. Κούβελα, Φοινικούντα: Ιστορία και Ζωή, Καλαμάτα: 1997 (σσ. 21-28)
  4. ^ Richard Talbert, ed. (2000). Barrington Atlas of the Greek and Roman World. Princeton University Press. p. 58, and directory notes accompanying.
  5. ^ Lund University. Digital Atlas of the Roman Empire.

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

36°48′22″N 21°48′14″E / 36.806°N 21.804°E / 36.806; 21.804