The ancient sources reveal that Antandros, which was a renowned shipyard of its time, had at least two seaports, Asaneus being one’s name. This information in mind, a team of 9 people from METU Sub-aqua Society realized a 9 day long under water survey in 2003.
The study was conducted at 0-18 meters deep along the Antandros ancient city’s coastal line. The underwater had a rather sandy structure and the team came across some clusters of stone when they reached the Avcılar village road parting line. It was understood that those stones, each big enough to be carried by one person were the ballasts of the ships harbouring here in order to load the fruits and timber from the Ida Mountain during the 19th Century.
When a certain type of sea moss was seen in considerable amounts at a cape known by the local people as Tekçam area, the research was concentrated in the said area. The research revealed around 10 meters thick pile of stones starting from the shore and winding 35 meters towards west.
As the Karakazan River which is believed to set a westward boundary to Antandros settlement flows into the sea at this point, the pile of stones were all under heavy sand. A regular set of bigger stones were uncovered and this lead to the thought that this row of stones could have been an embankment. In the upcoming years, a land drilling is planned to check whether this thought is valid at the point where the pile of stones enters the land so.