Western Aegean, day two

Continuing last weekend’s trip, we set out in the morning for Assos, an ancient city now known by the name Behramkale.  Aristotle lived in Assos for three years, arriving in 348 BC.  Saint Paul visited Assos in the first century AD.

85-year-old selling her wares along the road


14th-century Behramkale Murat Hüdavendigar Camii (mosque)

Interior wall painting in mosque

6th-century BC Temple of Athena, with the Greek island of Lesbos/Mitilini in the background


The city walls are considered some of the best preserved in the ancient Greek world



One thought on “Western Aegean, day two

  1. Finally sat down and read/reread your blog. What a wonderful adventure you are having!! Thanks for taking us along! Take care cuz 🙂


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