Behramkale (Assos)


Assos the famous teaching center of antiquity is 87km South of Çanakkale in Ayvacık County

The Acropolis of Assos (Behramkale) is 238 meters above sea level. The Temple of Athena was constructed on this site in the 6th century BC. This Doric temple is being restored to its former glory and role as quardian of the Biga Peninsula and  Gulf of Edremit Linger to see the moonlight scattered through the temple ruins of rise early for the gently awakening dawn owner the acropolis.

From the top you can take in the magnificent Vista of the Gulf of Edremit and apreciate why this heavenly location was choosen. On the terraces descending  to the sea are agoros a gymnasion and a theatre. From this nothern corner of the acropolis, you can see a mosque, a bridge and fortress all built in the 14 th by the Ottoman Sultan Murad I. Down below lies a tiny and idylic ancient harbor. Assoshas gained the reputation of the being the center of the  Turkish art community with its lively, friendly and bohemian atmosphere. This may be the holiday you will remember for years to come. 25 km. west of Behremkale in the village of Gülpınar is the ancient city of Chryse where the 2th century BC temple of Apollon Smintheus is located. Babakale a scenic village of houses terraced on a cliff which drop to the sea is 15km west of Gülpınar on an unmarked road that follows the jacked coastine