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On our first day in Canakkale, we are heading to Assos, an ancient city built in the 6th century BC on a dormant volcano.
Aristotle lived in the city for a while and founded a school philosophy. It is also the home of Athena's temple
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On Friday 17 April 2015, we went to Canakkale in Turkey. We left the ship early and went to a place ...
Another early breakfast after a good nights sleep, a few people look a bit worse for wear after yesterday. Breakfast at 7am and coach departs about 8.15. About a 2 hour trip along the old coast road rather than motorway, giving us some fantastic views of the Aegean coastline. Arriving in Izmir we ...
We left around 11.00am along the coast road to the twin towns of Assos and Behramkale, the former Greek settlement spreads out around the ancient temple of Athena Assos was founded in the 8th century BC, the temple was built in 530BC. We parked below the temple and walked the short way to the entrance, the lanes were lined with people selling local produce, souvenirs and the like. Not much remains of the temple and some parts had been ...
... borrow a couple of chairs and a small table and watch people pottering around. A man probably in his 40's stopped to talk to us, he works for Turkish Airlines and spoke good English, we chatted about the UK, which he knew all the airports! And our travel plans, he told us if we needed anything just ask as he was about all evening.
In the evening there was a party and disco close by,it was still going on as we went to bed, but fortunately it wasn't too loud and finished around ...
... for a lady that doesn't like heights! There are several remains of temples, three excellent mosaic floors, a gymnasium, the site is very large and it takes us 3 hours to explore it all. We drove into the town, most places were closed for the holiday. We found a small shop open and bought some local wine and some helva, this is a turkish dessert that is served on special occasions, it is made from sesame seeds, they are crushed into a paste and mixed ...