Behramkale (Assos) Çanakkale

Though officially named Behramkale (BEHH-rahm-kah-leh), most people still call this town 66 km south of Troy by its ancient name of Assos. It was founded in the 700s BCE by colonists from Lesvos. Aristotle came here and married King Hermeias’s niece, Pythia, before sailing over to Lesvos.

Aristotle lived in Assos and St Paul visited, but today visitors go to Assos, just south of Ayvacık, as an Aegean-coast seaside retreat amid ancient ruins, with a selection of good boutique hotels.

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