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List of ancient Greek cities

This is a small list of ancient Greek cities, including colonies outside Greece proper. Note that there were a great many Greek cities in the ancient world. In this list, a city is defined as a single population center. These were often referred to as poleis in the ancient world, although the list is not limited to "proper" poleis. Also excluded from the list are larger units, such as kingdoms or empires.


Ancient name Location Modern name Also known as
Abdera Thrace (near Xanthi), Greece Avdira
Abila 13 km north-northeast of Irbid, Jordan abandoned Abila Dekapoleos, Abila (Greek: Ἄβιλα), Seleucia (Greek: Σελεύκεια), Seleuceia, Seleukeia, Seleukheia
Abila Lysaniou Coele-Syria abandoned Abila Lysaniae, Abila
Abydos Hellespont abandoned
Acanthus Egypt Dashour Akanthos (Greek: Ἄκανθος)
Acanthus Athos Ierissos Erisso
Acharnae near Acharnes and Ano Liosia, about 10 km north of Athens
Actium mouth of the Ambracian Gulf Punta, abandoned
Aegae northern Greece, close to modern Vergina abandoned Aigai
Aegina island in the Saronic Gulf, from Athens
Aegium Achaea, Greece Aigio (Αίγιο) Egio, Egion
Aenus Turkish
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