Parion Tour; day tours from Canakkale and from Istanbul to The Ancient City of Parium (Parion) in the village of Kemer in the township of Biga/Turkey.
Tour Type: Cultural, Private, Other
Transportation Method: Private car with a private driver.
Activity Level: Light
‘You must be able to get in and out of a car’.
Kid Friendly: Yes
Parion Tour from Canakkale
Meet up location: Canakkale airport or your hotel.
End location: Canakkale airport or your hotel.
Duration: 6 hours
5-6 Hours touring in Lapseki, Biga and Parion
Parion Tour from Istanbul
Meet up location: Istanbul airport or your hotel.
End location: Istanbul airport or your hotel.
Duration: 5 hours
6 hours from Istanbul to Parion.
6 hours from Gallipoli to Parion.
4 Hours touring in Parion.
Parion Tour Price
What is included on Private Parion Tour
Transfers: All transfers with a private car.
Lunch: The special meatball of Biga.
Guiding: All guiding in Parion.
Driver: All payment for the car and the driver included.
Legal Docs: All legal Documents such as TURSAB, local trav
What is Extra
Drinks at lunch
About the Parion
Parium (or Parion; Greek: Πάριον) was a Greek city of Adrasteia in Mysia on the Hellespont. Its bishopric was a suffragan of Cyzicus, the metropolitan see of the Roman province of Hellespontus.
History of Parion
Founded in 709 B.C., the ancient city of Parion is located in the village of Kemer in the township of Biga in Çanakkaleprovince of Turkey, currently. A major coastal city with two harbors in the Roman period, Parion had intensive relations with Thrace and Anatolia throughout history. This was the main customs station through which all Istanbul-bound goods from Greece and the Aegean had to pass.
On the history: Located near Lampsacus, it was a colony probably founded by Eretria and Paros. It belonged to the Delian League. In the Hellenistic period it came under the domain of Lysimachus, and subsequently the Attalid dynasty. In Roman times, it was a colonia, within the province of Asia; after that province was divided in the 4th century, it was in the province of Hellespontus. The ancient coinage of Parium is quite abundant, attesting to its great output and advanced mint (in Hellenistic times, the city’s badge shown on coins was the Gorgoneion).
Christian history of Parion
The Acts of the martyr St. Onesiphorus prove that there was a Christian community there before 180. Other saints worthy of mention are: St. Menignus, martyred under Decius and venerated on 22 November; St. Theogenes, bishop and martyr, whose feast is observed on 3 January; St. Basil, bishop and martyr in the ninth century, venerated on 12 April.
Le Quien (Oriens christianus I, 787-90) mentions 14 bishops, the last of whom lived in the middle of the fourteenth century. An anonymous Latin bishop is mentioned in 1209 by Innocent III (Le Quien, op. cit., III, 945) and a titular bishop in 1410 by Eubel (Hierarchia Catholica medii ævi, I, 410).
At first a suffragan of the Archbishopric, Parium became an autocephalous archdiocese as early as 640 (Heinrich Gelzer, Ungedruckte … Texte, 535) and remained so till the end of the 13th century. Then the Emperor Andronicus IImade it a metropolis under the title of Pegon kai Pariou.
In 1354 the residential see of Pegae and Parium (the Latin forms of both names) were suppressed, the incumbent metropolitan receiving in exchange the See of Sozopolis in Thrace (Miklosich and Müller, “Acta patriarchatus Constantinopolitani”, I, 109, 111, 132, 300, 330). This was the end of the residential see, as a result of which it is included in the Catholic Church’s list of titular sees.
The ruins of Parium were under Ottoman rule at the Greek village of Kamares (the vaults), on the small cape Tersana-Bournou in the caza and sandjak of Bigha.