), an island in the Laconian gulf, opposite Gytheium, whither Paris carried off Helen from Sparta.
This little island, now called Marathonisi,
is described by a modern traveller as “low and flat, and at the distance of only 100 yards from the shore.
The ruined foundation of a temple supports at present a Greek chapel.” (Hom. Il. 3.442
; Paus. 3.22.1
; Walpole's Memoirs,
vol. i. p. 58.)