Acts 27:8

Coasting along (paralegomenoi). Present middle participle of paralegw, to lay beside, not from legw, to collect or legw, to say. Diodorus Siculus uses paralegomai in precisely this sense of coasting along, like Latin legere oram. In N.T. only here and verse Acts 13 . Fair Havens (Kalou Limena). This harbour is named Kalus Limeonas, a small bay two miles east of Cape Matala. It opens to the East and Southeast, but is not fit to winter in. This harbour would protect them for a time from the winds. The city of Lasea (poli Lasea). Neither Lasea nor Fair Havens is mentioned by any ancient writer, two of the hundred cities of Crete.