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Assos Travel Guide: 50 reviews and 203 photos


Turkey's one of the most amazing part is North Aegea.With its fresh air,pure and usually quite beaches and bays.This region is not a touristical place for foreign tourists but for locals it's very popular.It's close to Istanbul,Izmir,Ankara,Bursa and Canakkale.In Turkey most popular holiday season is july and august.But this region is also amazing in June and September .Also it's quite and ready for discovering in May and October.

I have a passion for this region and want you to visit these places ,like you do for Istanbul or Mediterranian coasts.

There is also an airport for this region.You can reach there by plane (1 hour) from Istanbul and Ankara.

I recently came back from Assos and impressed by the place and took some pictures.

Assos is one of the most popular place of Edremit Bay.Behind this big amazing bay there are Kaz mountains -also known in anciant times Ida mountains- which gives the most oxygenated air around.

Ancient city and the village

Assos is the ancient name of the village Behramkale .The village is situated within the 4 km long ramparts of Ancient Assos. At the highest point, which is at 238 metres, you will find the main ancient attraction which is the Pallas Athena temple built in doric order around 600 years B.C. In 1981 an archeological team has started excavating Assos and its surroundings, which they have been continuing up to today. Their archeological efforts have led to the discovery of a necropolis, amphitheatre, and an agora.

Amongst Assos' various famous inhabitants the most illustrious one is Aristoteles, who lived here for three years in which he founded a philosophy academy.

The little marina of Assos

The charming and little marina of Assos has been in use since old times. Until the '50s of the nineteenth century it functioned as an export station for Oak tree fruit. The stone buildings that used to be storage houses for the Oak tree fruits have been now turned into boutique hotels and restaurants serving different kinds of fresh fish.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:small historical place waiting for to be dicovered by foreigners
  • Cons:Crowded in the local holiday times
  • In a nutshell:Start your north aegea discovery from amazing Assos
  • Last visit to Assos: Aug 2011
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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