The Provincial Director of Culture and Tourism Kemal Dokuz, reminded in the press statement that the Ministry of Culture and Tourism applied for Assos Archaeological Site to be included in UNESCO list, and said: “Assos is now included in the temporary list. At the end of the following period, it will be included permanently. However, in this process the commission will visit our city and Assos. They will inspect if the site meets the criteria. At the end of this process, the site will be included in the permanent list. Today we experience the thrill of entering the temporary list. There are 16 destinations on the list. Among these are the Troy Archaeological Site in Çanakkale. Assos will be on the list as the second destination from Çanakkale. ” Dokuz stated that the number of visitors to Assos rose from 95 thousand in 2015 to 115 thousand in 2016, and marked that Assos left Troy behind in terms of number of visitors. Assos Archaeological Site Head of Excavation Committee Prof. Dr. Nurettin Arslan relayed that the process for including Assos in the UNESCO World Heritage List was initiated in 2014, and the result was obtained this year.
The Assos Ruins within borders of Behramkale village in Ayvacık district of Çanakkale, was included in the “UNESCO World Heritage” temporary list.