The Coastal Treasures of Assos and Cunda

The Coastal Treasures of Assos and Cunda

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      Canakkale, Turkey
      10 Hours
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      $ 431
      • Assos ruins: The city's shrine to Athena has expansive views of nearby islands and is the only temple in Asia Minor to blend Ionic and Doric architecture; you'll also explore the ancient port and a Greek theater built in the 3rd century B.C.
      • Lovers' Hill: Take in breathtaking views of the entire island of Cunda. Then explore the historic Agios Ioannis church, and a collection of shipping and transportation artifacts at the Rahmi M. Ko museum.
      • Free time: Roam the cobblestone streets of Cunda Island, admire beautiful seaside views, or pop into a restaurant for Greek-style seafood or Turkish pastries.

      Meeting point

      Pick-up is included from select hotels. Please specify your hotel name and location during check-out. Please meet in the lobby at least 15 minutes before your designated tour time with a printed copy of your voucher.

      Helpful hints

      Travelers need to watch their step at all times in order to avoid injuries. Due to the nature of this tour, it is not recommended for travelers who have difficulties in walking, climbing, and/or managing steps.

      Getting around

      Due to the nature of this tour, it is not recommend for guests using walkers or wheelchairs. Travelers must be able to walk approximately 0.5 mile in over uneven and cobblestone surfaces with inclines and steps.

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      Adventure, Cultural, Scenic


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      Activity Level

      This experience is rated strenuous. Travelers must consider their physical fitness level and medical history when determining whether this tour is appropriate. Travelers with pre-existing neck, back, knee and/or shoulder injuries, cardiac conditions, asthma, diabetes, epilepsy, other heart or respiratory conditions or any other medical condition must take particular caution when selecting a tour categorized as "strenuous". If you have concerns, you must consult with your personal physician before engaging in any activity that may be too strenuous for you.

      Age restrictions

      Suitable for all ages.

      Special Medical Restriction

      Travelers must be in good health, disclose their physical fitness and advise any conditions that can affect their participation. Due to extensive amount of walking, we do not recommend this tour to travelers with heart disease or walking difficulties.

      A few columns of varying size around a large platform are all that remains of one of the most important Greek temples in Turkey.

      Built in honor of Athena, patron goddess of this seaside city, construction began on the temple around the 6th century B.C. This was the beginning of a period known as the Ionian Awakening, when Greek settlements all along Turkey's western coastline made significant strides in philosophy, geometry, and science.

      The hill upon which the temple was built rises nearly 800 feet above the sea, an intentional design choice that made the shrine visible to travelers approaching from all directions. When the weather permits, you can still see the island of Lesbos to the south and the famous Mount Ida, described by Homer in the Iliad, to the east.

      And it's not the only great coastal view on this tour. From the most famous vantage point on Cunda Island, you'll take in views so picturesque that it'll be easy to understand why the area is nicknamed "Lovers' Hill." At the nearby Rahmi M. Ko Museum, you can check out ships, chronometers, and perambulators for a different perspective on Turkish history.

      The unique stew of Middle Eastern and Classical culture has been simmering in this quaint coastal region for thousands of years, resulting in a fascinating blend of art, cuisine, and history, all set against the stunning backdrop of the Aegean Sea.

      A dolphin's tale

      Many stories in Greek mythology are based on relationships between animals and humans. The famous 2nd-century writer and traveler Pausanias claimed to have witnessed one legendary encounter himself in Poroselene Bay, at the north end of Cunda Island. According to Pausanias, a dolphin here saved a young boy from drowning after the boy had previously nursed the dolphin back to health in the wake of an attempt by local fishermen to catch it. The bay remains a popular attraction with 21st-century travelers, man and dolphin alike.

      Full refunds issued for cancellations made 7 full days prior to the date and time of requested services. Cancellations made within the 7-day and 72-hour window will receive a 50% refund of purchase total. Purchases are non-refundable inside of 72 hours.


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      Canakkale, Turkey
      Canakkale, Turkey
      Canakkale, Turkey
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      Great photo opportunities
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