Assos, Turkey was a tiny little town on a hill overlooking the Aegean Sea and the island of Lesbos. Aristotle taught students in the area that’s now in ruins. And St. Paul passed through this area on his travels in the early days of the church. We were concerned about driving the hills leading up to Assos, but they weren’t that bad when we visited in 2010.
The Island of Lesbos was visible in the distance across the Aegean Sea.
The Tekin Pansyon where we stayed during our visit to Assos. This place was SUPER-clean. An excellent choice for a short stay.
After parking our car, we walked up the hill through the city of Assos to the ruins.
Aristole taught students at the now ruined city near Assos.
SUCH a beautiful landscape.
The idea that Aristotle had been there…that he’d taught students at these ruins was awe-inspiring.
Overlooking the Aegean Sea.
A route that St. Paul took through this part of the world passed through these ruins.
A view of the city of Assos.
It started to get dark before we were finished exploring Assos.