Andriaca

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Andriake
Ἀνδριάκη
Andriaca is located in Turkey
Andriaca
Shown within Turkey
Location Demre, Antalya Province, Turkey
Region Lycia
Coordinates 36°14′50″N 29°58′58″E / 36.24722°N 29.98278°E / 36.24722; 29.98278Coordinates: 36°14′50″N 29°58′58″E / 36.24722°N 29.98278°E / 36.24722; 29.98278
Type Ancient Settlement and port

Andriaca or Andriake (Ancient Greek: Ἀνδριάκη) was an ancient city and the port of the ancient town of Myra in Lycia. Appian (B.C. iv. 82) says that Lentulus broke through the chain which crossed the entrance of the port, and went up the river to Myra. Beaufort (Karamania, p. 26) gives the name Andráki to the river of Myra. On the north side of the entrance are the remains of large Roman horrea, with a perfect inscription, which states that the horrea were Hadrian's: the date is Hadrian's third consulate, which is 119 CE.

Andriaca is mentioned by Ptolemy; and Pliny has Andriaca civitas, Myra (v. 27). Andriaca, then, is clearly the place at the mouth of the small river on which Myra stood, 20 stadia higher up. (Strab. p. 666.) It must have been at Andriaca, as Cramer observes, that St. Paul and his companions were put on board the ship of Alexandria. (Acts, xxvii. 5, 6.)

Andriake is located in what is now the Demre district of Antalya.[1]

References

  1. ^ Andriake opens partially to visits

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

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