I must give my apologies to you, my readers. I sometimes leave you hanging. . .
You may recall the posts I did back in September after a four day trip to Çanakkale. Unfortunately, these types of posts, with lots of photos, are very time consuming. So once again, I never got to the last day of our trip, which honestly, was the most fabulous part!
But first, if you want to catch up, you might check out these earlier posts:
Caught up? Great! After Bozcaada we spent a quick night in teacher housing in Ayvacik. Really nasty. I do not recommend it to anyone for any reason, ever. When the sun rose, so did we and we got the heck out of Dodge.
And we moved on to Assos! Assos, whose modern name is Behramkale, is a small historically rich town in the Ayvacık district, an Aegean-coast seaside retreat amid ancient ruins. Visited by St. Paul and Aristotle, the latter built a school there. It is now home to many retired professors and artists. Very low-key. Absolutely fabulous.
I have so many photos to add, that I am going to let you do the research on the town itself. I am simply going to share my photos with you.
Photos of the village and the waterfront hotels:
The historical ruins:
A road trip to Babakale, the westernmost point of Asia:
And a shameless plug for our boutique hotel, “Joy Inn.” With new owners, the Joy Inn was truly charming and freshly renovated. What they lose with small rooms, they make up for with their friendliness, attention to detail, and delicious surprise with each breakfast. By the way, if you fall in love with their olive oil, ask them about it. Don’t expect to find it that good elsewhere.