Hierapolis – Pamukkale

Date of Inscription to the World Heritage List: 9.12.1988 List Reference: 485 Criteria: Natural/ Cultural   SACRED LAND CLAD IN WHITE According to the legend that spread the mystery of Hierapolis to the wide world, an ugly shepherd girl, fed Click More »

Göreme National Park and the Rock Site of Cappadocia

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Selimiye Mosque and it’s Social Complex

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Nemrut Mountain

Date of Inscription to the World Heritage List: 6.12.1987 List Reference: 448 Criteria: Cultural   THE SUN RISES AND SETS WITH A UNIQUE MAJESTY AT NEMRUT MOUNTAIN! The Nemrut mountain side with the tumulus containing the tomb of King Antiochus Click More »

Historic Areas of Istanbul

Date of Inscription to the World Heritage List: 6.12.1985 List Reference: 356 Criteria: Cultural   Love of Continents: ISTANBUL The historical areas of Istanbul, which has been the capital of three great empires, were inscribed to the UNESCO World Heritage Click More »

Hattusa The Capital City of Hittites

Date of Inscription to the World Heritage List: 28.11.1986 List Reference: 377 Criteria: Cultural   OPEN-AIR MUSEUM Hattusha, which was the capital of the Hittite Empire during antiquity, has been in the List of World Heritage since 1986 on cultural Click More »

Great Mosque and Hospital of Divriği

Date of Inscription to the World Heritage List: 6.12.1985   List Reference: 358 Criteria: Cultural     THE MOSQUE WHERE STONES WERE DRESSED WITH LOVE   The first Turkish building inscribed to UNESCO’s World Heritage List, the Great Mosque and Click More »

City of Safranbolu

Date of Inscription to the World Heritage List: 17.12.1994 List Reference: 614 Criteria: Cultural   ORIGINAL EXAMPLE OF THE TRADITIONAL Safranbolu, an Anatolian city that brings history to life through its mosques, market, neighbourhoods, streets and original houses, was inscribed Click More »

Turkey in World Heritage

Unesco World of Heritage List   Heritage is our legacy from the past, what we live with today, and what we pass on to future generations. Our cultural and natural heritage are both irreplaceable sources of life and inspiration.   Click More »


Hatay: Located at Turkey’s southern tip, Hatay is a center of civilization abounding in historical and cultural legacies in every corner. The city is positioned at the geographical location connecting Anatolia the Middle East and has an incomparable historical heritage Click More »


Sakarya: is one of Turkey’s fastest developing cities surrounded by a lush green landscape abounding in natural wonders. With a history dating back to the 8th century, the city has been one of the main settlements of major empires.  Naturally, Click More »


Van: Turkey’s sixth largest city and cultural legacy rich in history, monuments, natural beauty and unique flavors One of the border cities of Turkey, Van welcomes visitors from all over the world particularly for its culture and winter tourism. The Click More »


Rize is blessed with the most beautiful nature that has been preserved over the centuries. The fresh air of Rize has a regenerative effect on you with every breath you take. Located in the greenest area of Turkey, the Eastern Click More »

Turkey Outlets and cheap shopping addresses

Turkey Outlets and cheap shopping addresses in Turkey Shopping is an indispensable part of our daily life. Outlet shops have become the addresses for cheaper shopping. Many brands manufacture cheaper products especially for their outlets. List of some outlet center Click More »


Balıkesir: Blessed with numerous islands where lush green forests stretch along the shores of the infinite sea, Balıkesir province is also the habitat of abundant olive groves. Founded by the Mysians in ancient times, Balıkesir has been one of the Click More »


Amasya:  The city where the Sultans’ sons were educated and the legendary city where Ferhad had to mine the mountains to reunite with his beloved Shirin, Amasya has been one of the major cities of many civilizations since the ancient Click More »


Mersin Mersin: One of the warmest and most beautiful cities of the Mediterranean region that can be visited for its authentic flavors and beautiful beaches any time of the year. Mersin is one of the most developed cities of the Click More »


Burdur Burdur: Located in the western part of the Mediterranean Region, Burdur is a major city where scenic beauties meet with historical archaeology Settled for the first time in 7000 BC, Burdur has been home to many civilizations and ancient Click More »


Yalova: Surrounded by the Marmara Sea, Yalova is a peaceful and relaxing city rich in thermal springs and abundant nature. It is estimated that Yalova was founded in the 7th century BC by Bithynians from Thrace. Yalova is rich in Click More »


Karabük Karabük is situated on an important trade route between Amasra on the coast and central Anatolia. Karabük is a town and the capital district of Karabük Province in the Black Sea region of Turkey. Karabük was built in the 1930s as the seat of the iron and steel Click More »



Assos: One of the most beautiful and pristine bays located in Çanakkale province, Assos is a blend of both history and nature

Among the quietest locations of the Aegean region, Assos leaves an unforgettable impression on the visitors for its calm blue sea and magnificent beaches.

Surrounded by
olive and fruit trees and famous for its wine this beautiful town was also the commercial and cultural center of large settlements during the Roman and Hellenistic periods.

Founded in the ancient times and located in the Gulf of Edremit, 200 meters above sea level, Assos is ever ready to welcome its guests. 


The ideal holiday destination with its ancient cities, natural harbor, green villages and delightful dishes Assos is located in Çanakkale province.
Located on the southern side of the Biga Peninsula bordering the Aegean Region, the ancient city of Assos was founded in 6000 BC at an altitude of 236 meters. The Temple of Athena, necropolis, agora and walls are among the major landmarks of the ancient city which was constructed of the andesite stones of the region.
The harbor is the liveliest area of the town. Here visitors can try the delicious dishes of the Aegean cuisine, take a swim or simply stroll along the fishermen’s boats docked along the harbor. One can dine at the restaurants and cafes at the harbor, taste the famous local ice cream and enjoy the enchanting scenery in the meantime.
Founded during the Ottoman era and one of the most valuable assets of Assos, Behramkale is among the protected areas. Famous for its narrow streets, historical stone houses and lush green nature Behramkale has to offer a variety of hostels, restaurants and local shopping centers waiting for their visitors.
Adatepe is another town nestled in the foothills of Mount Ida. The Zeus Altar located at the entrance of Adatepe which has a magnificent view of the entire bay, will immediately attract your attention. Situated amidst forests, this location appears in Greek mythology as the hill where Zeus and Hera had observed the Trojan War. Taşmektep and Adatepe Olive Oil Museum are among the further historical sites one should sightsee.
Another area surrounded by pine and olive trees is Yeşilyurt. Located by the sea in front of lush forests, Yeşilyurt with its stone houses and boutique hotels is worth the visit.
Assos has a number of blue flag beaches where you can enjoy the sun and the sea. Kadirga Bay, Koruoba, Sokakagzi and Assos harbor are some of the favorite spots where you can enjoy the deep blue sea.
Having made a name for its olives and fisheries, the cuisine of Assos comprises the finest dishes of the Aegean region.  Visitors should not miss the opportunity to taste the freshest seafood in the region and the local ice cream.
Vacationers who want to spend their next holiday at a heavenly bay will be in good hands in Assos.

How can I get there?

Located at the midpoint of major cities such as Istanbul and Izmir, Assos offers a variety of transportation alternatives.
The nearest airports to the region are located in Istanbul and Izmir. Having arrived in Istanbul or Izmir you can get on one of the intercity buses leaving from the central bus station to Çanakkale. The shuttles or dolmuş (minibuses) leaving from Çanakkale central bus station will take you to Assos and other destinations within Çanakkale province.
Alternatively, you can get to Assos by car.  You can cross the Canakkale strait by getting on a car ferry leaving from Istanbul, and continue your pleasant journey on the convenient roads to Assos.
It is safe to say that you will enjoy your vacation at Assos, the shining star of the gulf.