Modern Condo in Private Aegean Retreat

Isle of Lesbos as viewed from condo
Isle of Lesbos as viewed from condoSeaside street in AssosSunrise from condoLiving RoomDining RoomKitchenMaster bedroom balconyMaster bedroomSmall bedroomBeachDock at beachPicnic area at beachSheep herdGoats in olive grove

From $62 / night

Assos, Aegean Coast, Turkey
Modern Condo in Private Aegean Retreat
Condo
3 bedrooms
6 guests
No min stay

Overview Description

Overview

Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 2
Sleeps: 6
Type: Condo
Per night: $75
Per week: $500
Pets allowed: No
Internet: No
Description of the Assos vacation condo rental
If you want to relax in a beautiful setting, this modern condo just minutes from the ancient city of Assos is for you. Nestled in a private development with a private beach and surrounding olive groves, this two-story condo offers tranquility and pristine vistas across the Bay of Edremit to the Greek Isle of Lesbos. The three bedroom condo comfortably sleeps six, with one master bedroom, two smaller bedrooms, and a spacious living room with a pull- out couch. The master bedroom offers a cozy double bed and French doors that open to an ocean view balcony, while each of the smaller bedrooms come with a twin bed and private balconies with hillside views. The condo has a full kitchen and two bathrooms, each with shower.

The property comes fully furnished, complete with refrigerator, gas stove, coffee maker, microwave, washing machine, modern kitchenware and CD player. The first floor is stylishly decorated with tile flooring, while the upstairs bedrooms boast hardwood floors. Enjoy the comfortable outdoor furniture on the covered patio, where an early breakfast, quick lunch, or romantic dinner is sure to offer an ocean breeze and views of fishing boats traveling to and from the quaint harbor at Assos. Towels and linens are provided and dial-up internet is available. High-speed internet will be available soon.

Assos is approximately a seven-hour drive from Istanbul and just over an hour from either Canakkale or Edremit (which can be reached via a short flight from Istanbul). Visitors can rent a car or take a bus from Istanbul or Edremit to Assos. Although taxis are readily available from Assos to the property, renting a car is highly recommended for easy access to the region's unique countryside, nearby wilderness areas, and abundant archaeological sites.

Patti Kaygi

Area Information
The condo is located in a private development complex surrounded by olive groves and scrub wilderness, where goatherds can be seen herding their goats. It is not unusual to awaken to the sound of goat bells ringing in the distance as the goatherds graze their herd in the early morning sunshine. Surrounded by dramatic rock cliffs, the private beach is less than a five minute walk from the condo. The beach offers free lounge chairs and umbrellas, a dock, a roped-off swimming area in which swimming and snorkeling can be enjoyed, and a small concession stand from which food and drinks can be purchased during the day. Snorkeling equipment is available free from the condo. Fishermen visit the dock daily during the summer, offering their catch of the day to patrons craving a dinner of grilled fish.

The property is close to many archaeological, historical, and natural sites. It's best to have a car when staying in the area so you can visit these areas and drive to the local shops or grocer. The property is a 15-minute drive from Assos, one hour from Troy, and two hours from the historic World War I battle site of Gallipoli.

Assos is an ancient Aeolian city built on the rocky hillside above the charming fishing village of Behramkale. The acropolis dates from the Bronze Age, with the city dating as far back as the 7th century B.C. Plato's most famous student, Aristotle, was invited to Assos where he spent over three years living and teaching. The Temple of Athena was constructed on the site sometime during the 6th century B.C., and the ruins are currently being restored to their former glory. Sunsets from the temple site are famous for their stunning pageantry of colors and provide an ideal backdrop for the professional or amateur photographer. The Assos Harbor is serene and picturesque, with a small cluster of hotels, pansiyons and restaurants offering delicious meals of fresh seafood and local Turkish cuisine for a reasonable price. Another archaeological site, located just ten kilometers west of the property in the village of Gulpinar, is the ancient city of Chryse, where the 2nd-century B.C. Temple of Apollon Smintheus is located. The historic site is well worth a short day trip.

From the property, you can also visit the popular North Aegean seaside resort of Akcay, with its natural springs that offer treatments for a variety of ailments. The resort has an assortment of shops from which local olive oil, honey, and traditional Turkish goods are sold. Another nearby resort is Ayvalik, which offers ferries to and from the Greek Isle of Lesbos. This breezy seaside town boasts numerous open-air waterfront restaurants, or you can take a quick ferry across the bay to Alibey Island, which also offers an abundance of waterfront shops, restaurants and taverns.

For those who prefer nature, hiking is available in the Kaz Dagi National Park, which is approximately a 1 to 1 1/2-hour drive from Assos. Kaz Dagi is reportedly one of the most beautiful national parks in Turkey and boasts Karatas Tepesi (Goose Mountain), a peak reaching 1774 meters (5820 feet) high. According to mythology, the first beauty contest between Aphrodite, Hera, and Athena was held on this mountain. Paris, the Trojan king's son renowned his appreciation of beauty, is said to have headed the jury, which awarded Aphrodite with the highly coveted prize of first place. To mark the historic mythologic occasion, a beauty contest is held annually in Kaz Dagi National Park. The park offers numerous hiking trails, waterfalls, natural springs, indigenous fir trees, and a uniquely-preserved flora. Some of the canyons and cliffs require special equipment or experience, so eco-tourism guides are available to accompany outdoor enthusiasts. Permission from the Akçay National Park Engineering Centre near the coast is essential.

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Rates

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Jun 15 2017 Sep 05 2017 $75 $75 $500 $1,850 -
Check In: 2 p.m. Check Out: 11 a.m.
Lodging tax: Included
Deposits: 50% deposit with application, full payment due 1 week prior to arrival
Payment Options: Cashier's Check, Money Order, PayPal, Personal Check
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