Trip to Asinou, the Riverboat in Asia Minor is a unique archeological site. As you travel along the shores of the Mediterranean Sea and the Black Sea, you will be able to discover an unspoiled and historical region, rich in both classical and modern monuments. As in all of the provinces of Turkey, the archaeological site of Asinou is unspoiled. It was in the 7th century that the first attempts were made to map and examine the site of Asinou. The first excavations took place in the nineteenth century when the works of Sirangelo appeared at the site, and they revealed the remains of a city, dating back to the ancient Cypriot period.
A visit to Asinou will allow you to explore the most important archeological site of Asia Minor. You will be able to see the tomb of the great Emperor Trajan, the sanctuary of St. Photini, and numerous temples and churches, including the Asinou Church, the home of theodoros Hissas and his wife, Sofia; the ruins of the old city of Ephesus; the birthplace of Aristotle; and several museums. The journey takes approximately three hours and includes a meeting with the well-dressed gentleman, Mr. knobbs, who provides light drinks and takes you through the interesting locations. It is advisable to arrive early in order to take advantage of the free guided tour of Asinou.
Mr. knobbs takes you on a fascinating journey through the ancient lands of Asia Minor. During your first stop, you will visit the Aspolion Hill where you will be treated to the spectacular view of Mount Hymettus. The view from the hill is impressive and magnificent, and you are treated to the sight of Mount Hymettus towering above the plain below. The trail continues to visit several other important landmarks including the Aspolion Temple, the Royal Tombs, and the Temple of Artemis Agrotera. The journey concludes by travelling up to the village of Aspolion.
The next stop on your Trip to Asinou is the town of Aspolion. This is the main settlement on the riverbank, which was a major hub for trade during ancient times. Its location makes it an ideal place for archeological digs, as many artifacts have been discovered here. A unique feature of this town is the Aspolion Museum, which is home to some fine examples of Greek and Roman antiquities. The museum also houses some of the finest examples of Greek vases, pottery and other works made during the Classical period. The Ancient Hymettus excavations site near Aspolion is another example of how successful archeology is today.
After leaving Aspolion, your next stop should be Nikitari, which is home to the Asinou Church. The church itself dates back to the fourth century, and it is believed to be one of the oldest monasteries in all of Greece. This small town is located on the foothills of the Kerkyra Mountains, which gave rise to the land of Aspalia. The most prominent characteristic of this area is the mountainous landscape that dominates the landscape of the entire region. The only open settlements are Parnassus and Stavros tis Soupataki, with both being situated around Mount Kasaide.
Nikitari is home to some great attractions such as the Ancient Hymettus excavations site, which is located just above the town. The Temple of Artemis Agrotera and the Aspolion Temple are also located in this city, as well as the Archontiko Argyrou, the National Archaeological Museum, the Aristotle University, and a number of museums dedicated to archaeology, anthropology, ethology and history. The country itself is home to some fine examples of cultural heritage, and the aforementioned Asinou Church, along with the ancient Aristotle University, Parnassus, and the tomb of Hippocrates at Delphi are just a few examples.