On the N coast.
The ruins of a small town identified by Hogarth with
this site cover the Moulos headland, E of Keryneia. The
necropolis lies S. The small bay to the E may have served
as an anchorage.
Nothing is known of the founding of the town but
it was occupied for the first time during the Late Bronze
Age. Among surface finds of this period are fragments
of Minoan and Mycenaean pottery. It is mentioned by
Ptolemy the geographer but otherwise nothing else is
known of its history. It seems to have flourished from
Hellenistic to Early Christian times when it was gradually abandoned after the first Arab raids of A.D. 647. The
town site is now under cultivation and is thus far unexcavated.
D. G. Hogarth, Devia Cypria
102-4. I. K. Peristianes, Γενικὴ Ἱστορία τῆς νήσου Κύπρου
(1910) 506-9; H. W. Catling & V. Karageorghis, “Minoika in Cyprus,” BSA
55 (1960) 115, 120-21, nos.
16, 29-31; E. Oberhummer, RE
, s.v. KyprosM