|(in ancient Greece) a narrow pass between the mountains and the sea linking Locris and Thessaly: a defensible position on a traditional invasion route from N Greece; scene of a famous battle (480 |
narrow pass on the east coast of central Greece between the Kallidhromon massif and the Maliakos Gulf, about 85 miles (136 km) northwest of Athens. In antiquity its cliffs were by the sea, but silting has widened the distance to more than a mile. Its name, meaning "hot gates," is derived from its hot sulfur springs
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