Antandros is an important city of Troas, 2 km from Altınoluk. Antandros is located in a strategic position that controls the road between Mysia and Troy.
Information about Antandros, located on the southern foothills of Mount Ida, can be found in the works of Heredotus, in the book of Geography of Strabon, and from the writings of Alkaios, an ancient writer.
Herodotus, the King of Persia Xerxes’in 483 BC in the description of the preparations for the expedition to Greece in the description of the Persian Army passed through Antandros’dan wrote.
Antandros Antique City, after the surveys in 2000, started to excavate in 2007 and gradually comes to the light of day.
You can reach Antandros on the Çanakkale-Edremit Highway from Edremit towards Altınoluk. You can enter the ruins on the road by car and you can reach the ruins of the Roman Villas through the olive trees on a stabilized road.
Excavations are currently focused on Yamaç Ev and Necropolis. We have the opportunity to visit the place where the slope house, but can not go to the Necropolis area. For this reason, in this article, we can only tell about the part of the House and share the photographs.
During the excavations started in 2001, a total of 19 places have been unearthed. The villa which has been unearthed has a residence area of approximately 1,100 m2. The main rooms of the house are six rooms arranged side by side on a portico, which is approximately 33 meters long. Apart from these, latrina, kitchen, terrace and a hammam could be identified among other places of this villa.
Especially the floor mosaics and wall frescoes of the slope house are well preserved. Both the floor mosaics and frescoes of the first room, especially at the point where you reach the stabilized road, are worth seeing. This room, called the Reception Hall, measures 6.8m x 6.8m and features a large wheel of fortune in the floor mosaic and a motif in the center of which two birds drink water from a captain.
Each of the western, northern and eastern walls of the room contains 6 panels of human figure frescoes, some of which have survived to the present day.
Unfortunately, because there is no terrace like the ancient city of Ephesus, there is no opportunity to see the rooms closely, to examine and photograph the enthusiasts. However, you can take pictures from a distance and examine this historical structure. I hope a glass terrace will be built as soon as possible and this beautiful structure can be visited by more visitors.
In the photos below, you can see the other photos we took from Yamaç Evi.