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Nyssa was a Roman/late-Roman town of Cappadociamarker. It is located near to the modern town of Harmandalı, Ortaköymarker district, Aksaraymarker province, in south-central Turkeymarker.. Sometimes Nyssa is also identified with the location of the modern city of Nevşehirmarker, although this has been rejected by the scholarship.

In the 4th century, the christian saint Gregory of Nyssa was appointed bishop of Nyssa.

The archaeological site consists of two tells, named Büyükkale (big castle) and Küçükkale (little castle), located 2km to the north of Harmandalı.


  1. Talbert, Richard. Barrington Atlas of the Greek and Roman World, Princeton University Press, 2000, Map-by-map Directory, p. 980.
  2. Silvas, Anna. The Asketikon of St. Basil the Great, Oxford University Press, 2005, p. 41. ISBN 0-199-27351-0. See also Pochoshajew's article below, p.8.
  3. Pochoshajew, Igor. Nyssa in Kappadokien, (german), p. 6. Retrieved 23/08/2009.

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