, Eth. Κρηστωνιήτης
: Adj. Κρηστωνικός
), a district of Macedonia, which adjoined Mygdonia to the N.; for the Echidorus, which flowed through Mygdonia into the gulf near the marsh of the Axius, had its sources in Crestonia. (Hdt. 7.127
It was chiefly occupied by a remnant of Pelasgi, who spoke a different language from their neighbours. (Hdt. 1.57
; comp. Thuc. 4.109
.) In Thucydides (2.99
) the name should not be written Γρηστωνία,
Crestonia contained the town of Creston or Crestone (Κρήστων, Κρηστώνη, Steph. B. sub voce
and Gallicum (Kilkítj
), a place situated 16 M. P. from Thessalonica, on the Roman road to Stobi (Pent. Tab.
). (Leake, North. Greece.
vol. iii. p. 440.)