The small port of Canakkale at its narrowest point, it guards the entire straits of the Dardanelles and therefore it has a major strategic importance. The Dardanelle straight is the stretch of water that separates Europe from Asia and links the Aegean Sea to the south with the Sea of Marmara to the north. Nowadays, many tourists come to Canakkale to visit the World War-I Gallipoli Battlefields but also the site of ancient Troy located nearby. The "wooden horse" from the 2004 movie Troy is exhibited on the seafront. Also the ancient city of Assos - discovered in 1879 is located on the hill, 235 m above the sea level and only 15 km away from Lesbos (Mytilene), Greek, Island. Aristotle lived and taught in the city for 3 years. You can also see the Bay of Edremit at the top of the hill from the Athena temple. Besides the temple ruins of the theater, agora, churches and Ottoman mosque are at the site.