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About This GigapanToggle
- Taken by
- Hasan Yazanel
- Explore score
- Print Pricing
- $16.00 to $855.00
- 1.31 Gigapixels
- Date added
- Sep 18, 2012
- Date taken
Saros Bay or Gulf of Saros (Turkish: Saros Körfezi) is an inlet of the northern Aegean Sea located north of the Gallipoli Peninsula in northwestern Turkey.
The bay is 75 km long and 35 km wide. Far from industrialized areas and thanks to underwater currents, it is a popular summer recreation resort with sandy strands and crystal-clear sea. [Scuba diving], windsurfing and fishing are the most practiced water sports here.
Settlements around the bay are: Gökçetepe, Mecidiye, Erikli, Danişment, Yayla, Karaincirli, Vakıf, Büyükevren, Sultaniçe, Gülçavuş and Enez, all in Edirne Province. The islands of Gökçeada (Imbros) and Samothrace lie in the Aegean Sea just outside of Saros Bay.
The North Anatolian Fault Zone, the most prominent active fault in Turkey and the source of numerous large earthquakes throughout the history, passes through the Gulf of İzmit and traverses the Marmara Sea reaching to the Saros Bay to the southeast.
Historic map of Saros Bay by Piri Reis
On the Southern shore of the Dardanelles, across from Gallipoli, was the place of legendary Troy.