The sea battle
of 306 B.C., in which Demetrios Poliorketes defeated
Ptolemy, is said to have been fought off Leukolla, tentatively identified with a site at Protaras on the coast S of
Famagusta. A small but safe bay, known in the time of
Sakellarios as Konnos, may be the harbor of Leukolla
mentioned by Strabo, who places it between Arsinoe
(Ammochostos) and Cape Pedalion (14.682).
The ruins of a small town above this bay may belong
to the place mentioned by Athenaios from whom we
learn that the trireme of Antigonos with which the generals of Ptolemy were defeated at Laukolla was dedicated
to Apollo in that town. It is characteristic that among
the ruins noted above was found a Hellenistic inscription
dedicated to Apollo. An excavation in 1877 uncovered
a building, obviously a sanctuary, which produced some
fragments of sculpture in stone.
The site is unexplored.
Luigi Palma di Cesnola, Cyprus: Its
Ancient Cities, Tombs, and Temples
A. Sakellarios, Τὰ Κυπριακά
I (1890) 186-87.