A port on the NW coast of Asia Minor which in NT times had the status of a Roman colony. Strictly, the place was Alexandria Troas, the second name being added because it was near the famous ancient city of Troy (Ilium of the Homeric era). It was vital for communication and was even twice considered as a possible capital city for the empire. Paul had a vision at Troas in which a man from Macedonia invited him to come over to Europe (Acts 16: 8–10); and on a second visit Paul restored Eutychus to health after he had fallen from a third-storey window (Acts 20: 5–12).