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This is a part of Marmara Sea in Istanbul, the Sea that connects the Black Sea and the Aegean Sea.
The sea takes its name from the island of Marmara, which is rich in sources of marble and from the Greek word "marmaron" which means marble.
The sea's ancient Greek name was Propontis and derives from the syllables pro (before) and pont (sea) referring to the Greeks who were sailing through it to reach the Black Sea.
In Greek mythology, a storm on Propontis brought the Argonauts back to an island that they had left, precipitating a battle where either Jason or Heracles killed King Cyzicus, who mistook them for his Pelasgian enemies.
There is a lot of boat activity here and some boats give rides day and night to Bosphorus or to the Büyükada (Prinkipos islands)
Being in Istanbul my favorite thing to do is to watch the seagulls at sunset flying over the great monuments and the Sea, is priceless and unforgettable.

The picture is dedicated to Josep and Pily to welcome them back!!

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