The city of Assos on the Aegean bank of advanced Turkey was established by Ancient Greeks at some point around the seventh century BC. Today the site, whose advanced name is Behramkale, is an excellent ocean side resort littered with aged vestiges dating from the antiquated Greek and Roman periods.
The city passed through numerous hands amid its long presence, the Persians took Assos from the ownership of the Ancient Greeks amid the fourth century BC just to be determined out a couple of years after the fact by Alexander the Great. Later, the city went under the control of the adjacent Kings of Pergamum, until it was overwhelmed by the Roman Empire in 133 BC. The success of the city dwindled after the Roman period and it stayed simply a little settlement all through the Byzantine period and through to present day times.
The most celebrated of Assos' antiquated tenants would likely be Aristotle, who established a school of reasoning here and wedded the niece of the city's most popular ruler, Hermeias. St Paul was likewise a rumored guest to the city.
Maybe the best known aged site at Assos is the Temple of Athena, which is arranged on the peak of a lethargic well of lava. It offers wonderful perspectives of the region extending the extent that the island of Lesbos, which is only 12km over the ocean, furthermore of other adjacent demolishes, for example, Pergamum. For the best perspectives, stay until sunset or get up right on time to see the sun climb.
Albeit little stays of the sanctuary, it is the main Doric illustration in the Anatolian district.
Different sights to see in the town incorporate the great old city dividers, the Hellenic city entryway - comprising of two gigantic towers - a Roman theater, gym, marketplace and the necropolis (cemetery). A portion of the remnants have been remade. Sights at Assos from different periods incorporate the Ottoman period mosque and fortification which date from the fourteenth century.
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