|Troy was founded by Tros and was then called Illium, but the name was soon changed to Troy. Troy was located on the peninsula of Troad. In the peninsula of Troad, there were many rivers. The closest river to Troy was the Soamander River. There were also many cities or small towns around Troy such as Colonae, Thymbra, Dardunus, and Arisbe. Troy was in the region of Dardania which means "Trojan." There was one mountain in the peninsula known as Mount Ida. Outside the peninsula were many seas. The sea closest to Troy was called the Aegean Sea.