According to ancient sources, it was known that there was a city called Bizanthe, which was founded by the Samos colonists in the 6th century BC, on the northern shores of the Propontis (Marmara) Sea. Again, according to Homer, Herodotus and Xenephon, local peoples lived in the region before the colony cities were established. Although the site of the ancient city of Bizanthe was previously localized to Tekirdağ, the inions found in Barbaros in recent years which have been determined by Prof. Dr. M. Hamdi SAYAR and the researches that carried out in the region show the fact that the ancient city of Bizanthe was Barbaros actually. Thrace came under Persian rule after the Persian King Dareios' Scythian expedition in 514-513 BC. This sovereignty continued until the expulsion of the Persians from Thrace by the Attica-Delos naval union, which Athens established against the Persian threat in 478-477 BC. Odrys King Kotys (384-359 BC) gathered the Thracians under a union and established a powerful kingdom. After his death, his son Kersepleptes (359-341 BC), who took the throne, was defeated by Macedonian King Philip II, and the Thrace lands came under Macedonian domination. After the death of Alexander, Lysimachos dominates Thrace. The developments that started with the Roman emperor Tiberius sending a governor to Thrace in 19 A.D. resulted in the establishment of the Roman by the Emperor Claudius in 46 A.D. and the Thrace Region remained under Roman rule for many years. The name of Bizanthe, which was a small coastal city in ancient times, was later changed to Panion and Panidos, and today it is Barbaros. It minted coins in its own name. Although the ancient settlement area is mostly under the new town settlement, traces of cultural assets can be found on the shore of the town, in the Cemetery and Mines Sites.

            Barbaros is an area where the black painted, burnished pottery of the 5th century is seen. Tekirdag Museum carries out some archaeological excavations in this region. The city walls extending parallel to the sea in the cemetery area west of Barbaros can be observed in at least two phases. In the south of this area, which is still used as a cemetery in Barbaros, in the area where Roman and Byzantine ceramics are seen intensively, rescue excavations were granted with the permission of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism with the license dated 07.06.2006 and numbered 91024, under the chairmanship of the Tekirdağ Museum, with the participation of the Trakya University Archeology Department. As a result, the existence of a church dating to the 13th century was documented in this area. In the studies carried out in 2006, the westward continuation of the city walls seen in the coastal area was also found and unearthed. As a result of both small finds and the examination of the architectural elements, it was determined that this area was the spreading area of ​​the ancient city of Bizanthe in the Late Roman and Byzantine periods. Barbaros, which remained within the borders of the Byzantine Empire in 395, came under Ottoman rule after the conquest of Istanbul in 1453, in the process that started with the Turks' transition to Thrace in 1353.


            In terms of geographical location, Barbaros is a coastal town on the shore of the Marmara Sea. It is located in the south of Tekirdag. It is 8 km away from Sülehymanpasa, 130 km away from Istanbul, and 140 km away from Edirne. Coming from the direction of Süleymanpaşa, it is possible to reach the town by turning left at the junction and following the Barbaros - Kumbağ coastal road. For the ones coming from the direction of Keşan, people has to turn right at the ring road junction and follow the same road to reach the town. Çorlu or Istanbul Airports can be used for the air transport. Barbaros  is surrounded by Süleymanpaşa, Kumbağ and Naip Village. While it was administered by the municipality in 7 June 1987, the municipal organization was abolished and transformed into a neighborhood with the new metropolitan law. The town, which has a slightly wavy and sloping structure, is suitable for settlement. The Süleymanpaşa-Barbaros main road divides the settlement areas into two. Buildings such as mosques and schools are gathered around the square that forms the center of the town. The main source of income for the town is agriculture, animal husbandry, tourism and trade. Fishing also plays an important role. Barbaros, a coastal town, is also important in terms of tourism. The natural beauties of the town, Marmara Sea, and its clean air have a great impact on the touristic value of Barbaros. The population of the town, which attracts the attention of tourists with its clean beaches and beaches, reaches around 20,000 in the summer months. Increasing demands in the summer are tried to provide with rented hostels and recreational facilities belonging to private institutions. From the town port; there are ferry services to Marmara Island, Avşa Island, Erdek, Saraylar, Karabiga and Bandırma. The main historical richness of the town, which is rich in natural beauties, is the historical King's Road on the seaside and the castle ruins between the vineyards. In the town, there is a health center, a P.T.T. branch, an Agricultural Credit Cooperative, a Primary School and a Secondary School. Population in 2019 is 5028 people.


            Asyaport was built exclusively on a 30-ha sea fills area in Barbaros / Tekirdağ as Turkey's largest container port. The port was designed by keeping the seismicity of the Marmara Region in the foreground, and the most advanced research and modeling techniques were used, including the design of the equipment to serve. In Asyaport projects; Studies of Istanbul Technical University, Boğaziçi University and Istanbul University in various fields of expertise were used. In addition, Belgium's Universities of Liege and Gent also made various contributions. Steel pipe piles with a diameter of 2.18 meters were driven at the docks built at depths of up to 20 meters. Maximum effort is made to protect environmental, cultural and social values ​​during the operation phase as well as during the plan, project and construction phase.






















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