Tag: Assos and Troy
Just beyond the “Museum of Olive Oil” at Kazdagı, several historical sites beckon for exploration. One of the most significant among them is Assos, established through one of the world’s earliest privatizations in the 7th century BC. Assos captivates tourists each year with its “Antique City,” “Acropolis,” and the “Murat Hüdavendigar Mosque.” Babakale, located in the west part of Assos, marks the far-west point of Turkey, bordering Asia. After a 70 km drive in the direction of Çanakkale, you reach Troy, a city renowned in historical narratives. Troy holds the distinction of being the world’s first city, repeatedly destroyed and resettled at the same location due to wars and invasions. The “Gallery of Ethnography” in the village of Tahlakuyular recounts the 500-year life saga of the “Tahtacı Turkmens” at Kazdagı. These prominent touristic attractions are all within a one-hour drive from Kazdagı.