Geræstus1 is not mentioned by Homer in the Catalogue of the Ships; it is however mentioned by him elsewhere;
which shows, that the place being near Sunium lies conveniently for persons who cross from Asia to Attica. It has a temple of Neptune the most remarkable of any in that quarter, and a considerable number of inhabitants.
“ The vessels came to Geræstus by night;2”Od. iii. 177.