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This was a city in Asia Minor on the coast of Mysia, which in early times was called Aeolis.
The ship in which Paul embarked at Caesarea belonged to this city (Acts 27:2). He was traveled on in it only to Myra, in Lycia, from where he sailed on an Alexandrian ship to Italy. It was a rare thing for a ship to sail from any port of Judea direct for Italy.
The modern city bears the name Edremit, now in Turkey.