Therefore loosing from Troas, we came with a straight course to Samothracia, and the next [day] to Neapolis;
Note 4 at Ac 16:11: Samothracia ("SAMOTHRAKE") was a compound Greek word meaning "Samos of Thrace" (Strong's Concordance). Samothrace is an island in the Aegean Sea, approximately twenty-five miles south of ancient Thrace, a country east of Macedonia (see note 1 at Ac 16:9). It is about seventy square miles in area and has a mountain over 5,000 feet high.
Note 5 at Ac 16:11: The name "Neapolis" means "new town" (Strong's Concordance). It was the seaport of Philippi (see note 6 at Ac 16:12), located about ten miles east-southeast of the city. Neapolis was the first place in Europe that Paul visited.