of Apros is known from antique sources and inscriptions. Its name is
spelled in various ways: ΑΠΡΟ (on two vessels in the Rogozen treasure),
ΑΠΡΟC (Theopombus / Stephanus of Byzantium), ΑΠΡΩC (Constantine
Porphyrogenitus), ΑΠΡΟΙ (Cl. Ptolemy), ΑΠΡΩΝ (Procopius), APROS (Pliny
the Elder), APRI (inscription from Rome), Colonia Claudia Aprensis
(inscription from Troas).
The site is located in south-eastern Thrace, either at present-day
Kestridge or further west, near present-day Kermian, both in European
Turkey, above the Thracian Chersonese, and on the route of the later
Via Egnatia. Apros was also linked with Thracian Chersonese and Ainus
by two other important roads.