July 5, 2011
Despite being a populated settlement for more than 1600 years, you can be forgiven for never having heard of Priene. It just didn’t play a major role in Greek history. But that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t visit; the remains are very impressive and the city is a good example of Hippodamian town planning. Though steep in places and perhaps in need of a few more explanatory signs, the site offers plenty of shade and great views.
The acropolis viewed from the Sanctuary of Athena
Honorary theater seat
Column drums, Sanctuary of Athena
June 29, 2011
Assos was a Greek city founded in the 8th century BCE.
Aristotle lived here for a few years and now his statue greets visitors
The temple of Athena on the acropolis
The Turkish flag flies over the acropolis
View of the island of Lesbos from the acropolis of Assos
The theater at Assos
Rain on the Aegean