A roadstead or small bay, near the town of Lasea, midway on the southern coast of Crete, where Paul wished to winter when on the voyage to Rome, Acts 27:8. The sailors preferred Phenice as safer, and were wrecked in consequence. It still retains nearly its old name.
These dictionary topics are from American Tract Society Bible Dictionary published in 1859. Public Domain, copy freely.
Rand, W. W. "Entry for 'FAIR-HAVENS'". "American Tract Society Bible Dictionary".