Geronthrae (Γερόνθραι). A town of Laconia, to the north of Helos, founded by the Achaeans long before the invasion of the Dorians and the Heraclidae, and subsequently colonized by the latter. When Pausanias visited Laconia, he found Geronthrae in possession of the Eleuthero-Lacones. It contained a temple and grove of Ares, and another temple of Apollo (Pausan. iii. 22).
Ancient Greek and Hellenistic Settlements / Geography of ancient Greece