Habesos overview
Other name(s) Antiphellos
Modern name(s) Kas
Region Anatolia
Latitude 36.2004143 N suggest info
Longitude 29.63473941 E
Status Accurate location
Info Although the Teke peninsula has been occupied since the stone age it seems Kas was founded by the Lycians, and its name in Lycian language was Habesos or Habesa. It was a member of the Lycian League, and its importance during this time is confirmed by the presence of one of the richest Lycian necropolis.

The ancient Greeks later gave it the name of Antiphéllos or Antíphilos, since it was the harbor in front of the city of Phellos. During the Roman period, Antiphéllos was famous for exporting sponges and timber. Pliny the Elder refers to the town in the fifth book of his Naturalis Historia. After 395 CE the town became part of the Eastern Roman Empire (Byzantine) and during the early Middle Ages was a bishop's see - and as Antiphellus is still a titular see.
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36.200414, 29.634739 === 36.200414 N, 29.634739 E === 36° 12' 1.5" N, 29° 38' 5.1" E
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Korba, Corba, circa 18.7 km (11.6 mi) north-east
Myra, theater, circa 32.1 km (20 mi) east
Pydnai, circa 39 km (24.3 mi) west
Myra, circa 34.6 km (21.5 mi) east
Limyra, circa 50.5 km (31.4 mi) east
Telmessos, circa 65.9 km (40.9 mi) north-west
Kaunos tombs, Dalyan, circa 113.8 km (70.7 mi) north-west
Rhodos, circa 130.3 km (81 mi) west
Ariassos, circa 132 km (82 mi) north-east
Attalia, Antalya, circa 122.2 km (75.9 mi) north-east
Lindos, circa 139.4 km (86.6 mi) west
Tabea, Tabai, circa 153.9 km (95.6 mi) north-west
Perga, Pamphylia, circa 137.5 km (85.4 mi) north-east
Colossae, circa 179.5 km (111.6 mi) north
Syme, circa 166.8 km (103.6 mi) west
Ialysos, Trianta, circa 135.4 km (84.1 mi) west
Laodicea, Rhoas, Diospolis, Denizli, circa 187.8 km (116.7 mi) north
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Database ID 6488, created 15 Apr 2012, 22:33, Last changed 3 May 2012, 00:38