View onto the Latmian Gulf from Herakliea. Almost all islands have harbour monasteries, as does the mountain itself.
“ Next comes the Latmian Gulf, on which is situated “Heracleia below Latmus,” as it is called, a small town that has an anchoring-place. It was at first called Latmus, the same name as the mountain that lies above it, which Hecataeus indicates, in his opinion, to be the same as that which by the poet is called “the mountain of the Phtheires” (for he says that the mountain of the Phtheires lies above Latmus), though some say that it is Mt. Grium, which is approximately parallel to Latmus and extends inland from Milesia towards the east through Caria to Euromus and Chalcetores. This mountain lies above Heracleia, and at a high elevation. At a slight distance away from it, after one has crossed a little river near Latmus, there is to be seen the sepulchre of Endymion, in a cave. Then from Heracleia to Pyrrha, a small town, there is a voyage of about one hundred stadia.
Gigantic Byzantine Fortress on a monolithic rock in the Latmus
Mursilis II, King of the Hethites, son of Subbiluliuma (14. Century BC) The Annals
Homeros (9. Century BC) The Iliad
Herodotos ( 5. Century BC) The Histories
Pliny the Elder Gaius Plinius Secundus, (AD 23–79) The Natural History
Strabo (born 63 BC or 64 BC, died ca. 24 AD), Geography
Pausanias,( 2. Century AD) Periegesis tes Hellados
Comte de Choiseul-Gouffier, Le Voyage pittoresque de la Grèce (1782-1822),
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