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Greek: Ἀδραμυττηνός —transliteration: Adramutténos

also known as: Aeolis

This was a seaport city in Asia Minor on the Aegean 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, Turkey, and long ago was moved 13 kilometers northeast of its original location at the head of the Gulf of Adramyttium at Ören.

Edremit, Turkey —satellite view
Article Version: March 19, 2021