- an ancient Thracian town on the Hellespont opposite Abydos: Xerxes crossed the Hellespont here when he began his invasion of Greece.
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The history of Herodotus terminates with the siege of Sestos.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology
Sestos and Abydos are distant from each other, from harbour to harbour, about 30 stadia.
There is a place near Sestos, called Apobathra, where the raft was fastened.
You must go to Sestos for your supplies; why not stay there altogether.
Some went up the country, but most made their way to Sestos.
- a ruined town in NW Turkey, at the narrowest point of the Dardanelles: N terminus of the bridge of boats built by Xerxes in 481 bc for the crossing of his armies of invasion
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