Antandros is a Greco- Roman City located on the north side of the Gulf of Adramytium in Turkey about 19 mi. east of Assos and 19 mi. west of Adramytium (modern Edremit). On his voyage to Rome Paul boardered a ship from nearby Adramyttium:
Acts 27:1 When it was decided that we would sail for Italy, Paul and some other prisoners were handed over to a centurion named Julius, who belonged to the Imperial Regiment. 2 We boarded a ship from Adramyttium about to sail for ports along the coast of the province of Asia, and we put out to sea.
Because of the nearby forests, Antandros was famous throughout antiquity for shipbuilding. It is very probable that the shipbuilders at nearby Adramyttium secured their timber from Mount Ida via Antandros.
Antandros has been under excavation since the early 21st century by Turkish archaeologists. One of the more significant finds is that of a Roman Villa, called the “Terrace House,” that was built in the fourth century AD and continued in use through the sixth or seventh century AD.
The “Terrace House” at Antandros is somewhat similar to the more famous Terrace Houses of Ephesus!
For the history and/or legends surrounding Antandros see the excavation website and conveniently Wikipedia.
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