Crenides or Krenides (Ancient Greek: ) was an ancient Greekcity located in Thrace, and later in ancient Macedonia located in the region between the river Strymon and the river Nestos. It was founded by colonists from Thasos at 360 BCE. Crenides was close to Mount Pangaion with its rich gold veins and to another Thasian colony, Datos. The two colonies provoked the Thracians but at the same time gave Phillip II of Macedon the justification for penetrating the area and founding Philippi in 356 BCE. Phillip intervened to protect the city when it was threatened by Thracians under Kersobleptes.