Paragliding and air sports in Assos
Aristotle lived in Assos and St Paul visited, but today visitors go to Assos, just south of Ayvacık, (not Ayvalık) as an Aegean-coast seaside retreat amid ancient ruins (map), with a selection of good boutique hotels. Though officially named Behramkale (BEHH-rahm-kah-leh), most people still call this town 66 km (41 miles) south of Troy by its ancient name of Assos. It was founded in the 700s BCE by colonists from Lesvos. 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 crumbling city walls and an ancient necropolis (cemetery). Nearby is the 14th-century Ottoman Murad Hüdavendigar Mosque. The hill offers spectacular views of the Aegean Sea and the nearby Greek island of Lesvos.
Down the steep seaward side of the hill at the water's edge is the hamlet officially named Behram, but actually called İskele (Dock, Wharf) by everyone, with old stone houses now serving as inns, hotels and restaurants. It's hopelessly charming and picturesque. The small pebbly beach is less of an attraction than the boat tours and the picturesqueness of the hamlet itself.
Paragliding is an adventure sport that captures the wind and take you soaring above the ground to gain a 360 degree view of the mountains and sky. See best deals in Assos
Want to learn to fly on your own? Assos Fly Course School offers courses in paragliding, paramotor, microlight. Become certified in just a few days – then the sky’s the limit!
Take your flight adventure to the next level with Paramotoring Experience the thrill of motor-powered paragliding over the beautiful Mediterranean coasts in Assos.
Microlight with the passenger sitting in tandem behind the pilot and has an almost 300 degree view of the amazing scenery around Assos, Turkey. Best vacation activity!
Hang Gliding Flying
Experience the unique sensation of hang gliding over Assos and Turkish Riviera. Get incredible views of Assos's landmarks and landscape. Best touristic attraction!
All our expert tandem instructors all have thousands of skydives and you will jump using a large parachute specifically designed for two people. Book now cheap in Assos!
“This was an unforgettable experience. You get a really nice overview of the city and all the pilots are so kind. I did it with 3 friends and a nice little detail is you get walkie talkies to talk to each other while paragliding which we found very cool. It’s more than worth the price!!” – Jolan L.
“I had a wonderful experience with Marcos and his staff. Marcos arranged for round trip transportation from Lara Beach to the take off area. Weather could not have been better. Davut, the pilot, was extremely confident and experienced. I felt very safe with him flying. The moment of take off is simply breathtaking. If you are going to try paragliding once, do it in Assos, can’t beat the scenery.” – Magda C