Daulis was an ancient Greek city in Phocis.
According to Greek mythology, Daulis was the hometown of Tereus. The city is mentioned by Homer and it is said to be named after a nymph Daulis, a daughter of the river-god Cephissus.
Daulis was the city at the end of the road not taken by Oedipus. See: The Road to Daulis: Psychoanalysis, Psychology, and Classical Mythology by Robert Eisner (Syracuse University Press, 1987; ISBN 0815602103, 97808156021010).
During the Greco-Persian Wars, Daulis was destroyed for the first time in 480 BC. In 395 BC, the city was attacked by Thebes. In 346 BC,
Daulis was destroyed again during the so called Third Sacred War. In 220 BC, the city was attacked by the Aetolians. In 198 BC, the Romans occupied Daulis by a stratagem.
In Late Antiquity, Daulis was a seat of a bishop.
Remains of the city walls can be seen today near the modern town Davlia.
Coordinates: 38°30′51″N 22°44′04″E / 38.51417°N 22.73444°E