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Mount IDA (Kaz Dagi), 1774 m. / 5820 ft. height mountain, is located near the Edremit Bay between Ayvacik and Edremit. From Canakkale, follow the road to Bayramic ( 60 Km.), then carry on about 20 Km to Mount Ida National Park. The site is blessed with magnificent landscapes, restful green forests, and several springs and rivers. The Mount IDA is also very popular in Greek mythology like Olympos Mountain, due to its role in legendary Trojan war. According to the Greek Mythology, the first beauty contest was held in Mount IDA among the goddesses Aphrodite, Hera and Athena. This event was also considered as the origin of the Trojan War due to the jealousy of goddesses.

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