Ancient Greek colonies - Modern name

Enter the modern name of each colony.
Listed only colonies outside of Greece.
Source: Wikipedia
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Last updated: January 8, 2020
First submittedSeptember 21, 2017
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Country
Greek name
Greek name in Latin
Modern population
Name
Albania
Επίδαμνος
Epidamnos
300.000
Durrës
Bulgaria
Οδυσσός
Odessa
474.000
Varna
Egypt
Ἀλεξάνδρεια
Alexandreia
4.985.000
Alexándreia
France
Μασσαλία
Massalia
3.173.000
Marseille
France
Νίκαια
Nicaea
1.004.000
Nice
F.Y.R.O.M.
Ηράκλεια Λυγκυστίς
Heraclea Lyncestis
105.000
Bitola
Italy
Κατάνη
Catane
313.000
Catania
Italy
Κρότων
Croton
62.000
Crotone
Italy
Νεάπολις
Neapolis
3.115.000
Naples
Iraq
Κόρκυρα
Corcyra (Mesopotamia)
850.800
Kirkuk
Lebanon
Λαοδίκεια ἡ ἐν Φοινίκῃ
Laodicea
2.200.000
Beirut
Libya
Τρίπολις
Tripolis
1.126.000
Tripoli
Romania
Τόμις
Tomis
426.000
Constanța
Spain
Ἑλίκη
Helike
230.000
Elche
Turkey
Καλλίπολη
Kallipolis
18.000
Gallipoli / Gelibolu
Turkey
Μαγνήσια (του Σιπύλου)
Magnesia (ad Sipylum)
356.000
Manisa
Turkey
Άμισος
Amisos
605.000
Samsun
Turkey
Βυζάντιον
Byzantion
14.804.000
Constantinople / Istanbul
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Level 60
Sep 22, 2017
Great quiz, though you might consider paring it down to make it a bit less threatening. Love this stuff, especially seeing how the names fit together. My favorite is Kirkuk.
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Level 42
Sep 22, 2017
Really thank you for your feedback! You suggest making it in two columns or with less questions? Anyway, you are my first comment, thanks!
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Level 72
Sep 27, 2017
Why does "Gelibolu" work but "Gallipoli" not?
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Level 72
Sep 27, 2017
Btw, veery nice quiz!
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Level 42
Sep 27, 2017
Ahh, had it with one L and not two. Works now. Thank you!
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Level 71
Sep 27, 2017
Great quiz! Well done!
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Level 42
Sep 28, 2017
Thank you! :)
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Level 62
Oct 6, 2017
Oooh, I love ancient Greek and Roman Quizzes! Good Work!
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Level 42
Oct 8, 2017
Thank you!
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Level 25
Jan 6, 2020
I don't think Sidon was Greek.
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Level 42
Jan 8, 2020
Thank for your feedback. Well, it seems I was wrong. I can't find the wiki article that I have checked before. I've read the Sidon history and nowhere it can be said that it was a greek colony so I changed it to another city in another country.
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Level 66
Sep 7, 2020
Never knew that Nicaea translated as Nice. Thought the question was about Iznik at first.
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Level 42
Sep 14, 2020
Nicaea is a common name for Greek cities. There was even a Nicaea in India.