You’ll explore the ancient Acropolis of Assos today, which rests high on a clifftop above the seaside city of Behramkale. Once a sought-after metropolis, Assos has been passed through the hands of the ancient Greeks, the Romans, and the Persians since its origins in the 7th century BC. Nowadays, it’s in a state of ruin, but historians have made out the remains of a gymnasium, a theatre and a fortress, as well as a tiny old harbour. Your guide will steer you around the relics, before letting you loose on modern Behramkale, at the bottom of the hillside. It’s a place of terracotta rooftops and tree-lined avenues, and it’s full of sea-facing spots where you can grab a coffee and watch the world go by.
- SUITABILITY Large amount of physical activity.