Assos, a romantic destination in the Aegean -by
Assos (Behramkale), an ancient
Greek city, built on top of a small hill by the sea is a less visited village for
travelers to Turkey. The obvious reason is that the village is 2 hours off the regular
tour paths passing through Pergamon and Troy. For this reason only those who are on
private tours or traveling with a rental car can get to see this tiny tiny place.
Taking the two hour road
that winds around small hills on Edremit bay leads to Assos. Along the road you will see
many cheap and beautiful camping places right by the sea, especially around Ayvacik (not
Ayvalik, a more popular destination). There are also many hotels and motels in the area,
usually serving weekend travelers from Istanbul and Bursa.
Assos has only just a few
hotels and guesthouses since there is really no room for expansion as the steep rocky
coastline will not allow it. The temple on top of the hill is one of those places sunset
is spectacular to watch over the Eagean sea.
Assos is one of the most romantic places in Turkey and is a
great destination for a 2-3 day stay.