Seskli (Greek: Σεσκλί) also known as Sesklio (Σέσκλιο), Sesklo (Σέσκλο) and Sesklia (Σεσκλιά) is a small Greek uninhabited island close to the island of Symi. Its ancient name was Teutloussa (Ancient Greek: Τεύτλουσα).[1] There can be no doubt that is the same island that Pliny the Elder called Scutlusa.[2]

On the island, there are archaeological findings from many different periods in history, including findings dating back to the late Neolithic period.[3]

During the Peloponnesian War, the Athenian fleet under the general Charminus retreated to the island after its defeat from the Spartan fleet under Astyochus, and then fled to Halicarnassus.[4]

The island is also mentioned by Pliny the Elder.[5]


  1. ^ "Stephanus of Byzantium, Ethnica, T619.11". Archived from the original on 2021-04-10. Retrieved 2022-04-28.
  2. ^ Dictionary of Greek and Roman Geography (1854), Teuglussa
  3. ^ "topostext, Teutloussa". Archived from the original on 2022-04-28. Retrieved 2022-04-28.
  4. ^ "Thucydides, Peloponnesian War, 8.42". Archived from the original on 2020-11-18. Retrieved 2022-04-28.
  5. ^ "Pliny the Elder, Natural History, 5.36.1". Archived from the original on 2021-02-06. Retrieved 2022-04-28.