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Introducing Behramkale & Assos

The hilltop village of Behramkale contains the ancient Greek settlement of Assos. This spreads out around the temple to Athena and, at the bottom of a steep hill, there’s a former working harbour with a small pebble beach. Here the old stone buildings and warehouses have been transformed into hotels and fish restaurants.

Try to avoid visiting on weekends and public holidays from the beginning of April to the end of August, when tourists pour in by the coach load. Locals often refer to the two areas as liman (harbour) and köyü (village). There are few facilities other than an ATM and pharmacy in the village.