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Klazomenai, which is known as the motherland of the famous thinker Anaksagoras and is one of the 12 cities of the fonia Confederation, cannot be dated. However it is true that, the city which is said to have been established by the Kolophons in the spot of today's Iskele, had moved to the island nearby (Karantina Island) at the time of the lonian Revolt to escape from the Persian threat. According to the historians Plinius and Pausanias, afterwards Alexander the Great built a road connecting this island to the land. An independent city during the Roman period Klazomenai was known as an important trade centre.

Take a bus to Urla from main coach station of Izmir.
If ypu like to see artifacts from Klazomenai, visit Izmir Archaeological Museums ,n Izmir citycenter.

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  • Written Feb 27, 2009
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