Feneos (Greek: Φενεός, Latin: Pheneus) is a village and a former municipality in Corinthia, Peloponnese, Greece. Since the 2011 local government reform it is part of the municipality Sikyona, of which it is a municipal unit. Its population was 2,359 as of 2001. The seat of the municipality was in Goura.
In ancient times the area was considered part of the Arcadian region. Feneos lies at the foot of Mount Cyllene, mythical birthplace of the god Hermes. It therefore served as an important cult centre for the god, notably during the annual festival of the Hermaea.
In the Aeneid, Evander's fond memories of a visit by Aeneas' father Anchises to Feneos are one factor in his decision to ally his Arcadian colonists to the Trojans.
^ Kallikratis law Greece Ministry of Interior (Greek)
^ Pausanias (2nd century CE. Description of Greece. VIII: 14: 10.
^ P. Vergilius Maro (29-19 BCE). Aeneis. VIII: 164.
Medieval Greece / Byzantine Empire
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