Assos: Assos, just south of Ayvacık, as a tranquil Aegean-coast seaside retreat amid ancient ruins. It was founded in the 700s BC by colonists from Lesvos at an altitude of 238 meters and constructed of the andesite stones of the region. Aristotle came here and married King Hermeias's niece, Pythia, before sailing over to Lesvos. Atop a hill surrounded by olive groves are the ruins of the Doric-style Temple of Athena (530 BC) surrounded by polygonal city walls, agora (to hold public meetings and markets outside) and a necropolis (cemetery). The hill offers an enchanting scenery of the Aegean Sea and the nearby Greek island of Lesvos.