Smyrna was a city located in Turki. It was one of the destinations of the Imperial Orient Levantine Cruise aboard the S.S. Zenobia. On Monday 11 May, Anthony Hassall planned to meet someone at Café Antalya in Süleiman Square in Smyrna.[1][2]

Later, Lyra narrowly avoided being killed here.[3]

Behind the scenesEdit

  • Smyrna is the historical name for the city of İzmir in Turkey.[4]



  1. Lyra's Oxford, 'Cruise by S.S. Zenobia to the Levant'
  2. The Secret Commonwealth, Chapter 3
  3. The Guardian
  4. Bosworth, Clifford Edmund (2007), Historic Cities of the Islamic World. p.218.
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