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Cape Jason (Turkish: Yason Burnu) (Turkish: Iason) (Ancient Greek: Ιάσων) is a cape located at ドytepe / ドka (officially Aziziye) villages, Perşembe (formerly Vona) district, Ordu Province, Turkey (The North East Shores of Turkey). Its name is derived from the Mythological leader Jason of the Argonauts.

History

Cape Jason harkens back to ancient times when a temple of Jason stood at the edge of the sea, protecting the sailors of Black Sea's treacherous waters. A church later replaced the temple with a similar mission. It now sits in total solitude in an overgrown cornfield next to a lighthouse overlooking the roaring waves of the Pontus.


Jason Church, 2009
Cape Yason Natural and Archeological Sit Area in the borders of ドytepe village Perşembe county, is form of a little peninsula lie towards sea. By means of second degree natural and archeological sit area it taken under protection. On this area a church with garden wall ruin still out stands. Moreover some parts of wall ruins lies all along the sea coast, ancient port and fish breeding pools remained to nowadays.
A church is located on Iason Cape. It was built in 1868 by Georgians and Greeks living in the region.

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