ancient Greek town bordering the Propontis (now known as the Sea of Marmara),
and had as such a long history, being mentioned by Homer, Aristotle and Strabo.
An important chain in the ancient silk road, it became known as a wealthy town.
There are only few remnants of the ancient town and its harbour today. Somewhat
more to the west, the new Turkish town of Gemlik can be found.
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