Seleucia

Acts 13:4
(city of Seleucus). The seaport of Antioch in Syria (Acts 13:44So they, being sent forth by the Holy Ghost, departed unto Seleucia; and from thence they sailed to Cyprus. (Acts 13:4)). It was the port whence Paul and Barnabas started on their first missionary journey, and lay sixteen miles to the west of Antioch. The city was founded by Seleucus Nicator about B. C. 300, and to distinguish it from other cities of the same name was frequently called “Seleucia by the sea.” The harbor is now choked with sand, and the once beautiful city is but the insignificant village of Elkalusi.