Assos Eden Beach Hotel
Kadirga Koyu Assos, Assos, Turkey
More about Assos
The Ottoman Bridge with the town on the hill
View from the dining area at Assos Nazlihan Hotel
Assos Nazlihan Hotel
The ancient theatre of Assos
Travel Tips for Assos
Views from the Hill/Acropolis
The hill that dominates Assos, and which is the location of the upper part of the village plus the primary site of the ruins of the ancient city, afford excellent views of the surrounding area as well as the Greek island of Lesbos.
If you want to swim by a longer beach the beach in Kadirga is several kilometres long. Along the beach are some hotels and restaurants. There are about 4 km to Kadirga from Behramkale. There are minibuses, but they are not frequent. No bus was passing me while I walked there.
After you enter through the entrance gate that's on top of the hill beside the old village, one of the first things you'll come to are the old cisterns which was were water was stored in ancient times.
Temple of Athena
This is the main site at the top of the hill in the acropolis of Assos. It is the only Archaic temple in the Doric Order known so far in Asia Minor. Erected between 540 and 530 BC, the building was in use into the Hellenistic age. The dimensions of the temple are 30m by 14.3m; the long sides have 13 columns each, the short sides 6 columns each. The friezes consist of 5 blocks and show mythological scenes of gods, heroes and animal battles. Their fragments are now in museums at Canakkale, Istanbul, Boston and the Louvre in Paris. There's a model of how the temple would have looked beside the ruins.
Views from Assos
The acropolis of Assos, built on a hill dominating both sea and land is about 238 metres above the sea-level and is surrounded by walls about 3Km in length. The hill offers spectacular views of the Aegean sea and the nearby Greek island of Lesbos.