Cardia antik şehri, Bakla burnu adı ile bilinen bir tarafı kumsal diğer tarafı kayalık olan bir burundaki antik yerleşim şehridir.
Bu şehirde bilgeler yetişmiş ve altın para basılmıştır..
Zamana yenik düşen bu önemli antik şehirden günümüze az eser kalmıştır.
Trakyen yarımadası başşehrinde Kardiya antik kaya oyma sahil pınarı binlerce yıldır görevini yapmaya devam ediyor
Cadia antik şehri kalıntıları
Cardia- Baklaburnu kumsalında rüzgar sörfü..
Cardia, anciently the chief town of the Thracian Chersonese (today Gallipoli peninsula), was situated at the head of the Gulf of Melas (today the Gulf of Saros). It was originally a colony of the Milesians and Clazomenians; but subsequently, in the time of Miltiades (late 6th century BC), the place also received Athenian colonists, as proved by Miltiades tyranny (515–493 BC). But this didn’t make Cardia necessarily always pro-Athenian: when in 357 BC Athens took control of the Chersonese, the latter, under the rule of a Thracian prince, was the only city to remain neutral; but the decisive year was 352 BC when the city concluded a treaty of amity with king Philip II of Macedonia. A great crisis exploded when Diopeithes, an Athenian mercenary captain, had in 343 BC brought Attic settlers to the town; and since Cardia was unwilling to receive them, Philip immediately sent help to the town. The king proposed to settle the dispute between the two cities by arbitration, but Athens refused. The town was destroyed by Lysimachus about 309 BC, and although it was afterwards rebuilt, it never again rose to any degree of prosperity, as Lysimachia, which was built in its vicinity and peopled with the inhabitants of Cardia, became the chief town in that neighbourhood. Cardia was the birthplace of Alexander’s secretary Eumenes and of the historian Hieronymus.
Cardia şehri Bütük İskanderin hocası bilgin Eumenesin doğduğu şehirdir, Mö. 362-316 .
Cardia Hieronymus, tarihçi Büyük İskender’in çağdaşı idi (356-323).
Günümüzde bir tanıtım tabelası dahi olmayan Büyük İskender’in eğitim yapıp ordularını yetiştirdiği Trakyen şehri Cardia- Kardiya antik şehri Çanakkale Gelibolu Bolayır Baklaburnu bölgesinde ziyaretçilerini bekliyor.