"Troy is a place on your mind" Top 5 Page for this destination Troy by SirRichard
Troy Travel Guide: 64 reviews and 371 photos
Troy was located at the entrance of the Dardanelos straight, the entrance gate to the Black Sea, and a major commercial route.
Through this water way came most of the cereals consumed in Europe by the 2 millenium BC. That could have been the "prosaic" reason for a war for the control of this place... and not Helen's Rape (though this one is more romantic!)
I went to Troy at the beginning of a trip from Istambul to Marmaris, all along the western mediterranean coast of Turkey. I had always been curious about this place after reading the Illiad, and I must admit it disappointed me :-(
There's not much left, your imagination has to work hard. You have to have read the book for really finding a meaning to this visit.
Besides, the beaches where the "black vessels" were parked don't exist anymore, as the sea has gone back some kilometres in all this years
Troya is a basic cultural reference in the western culture. Since Homer put that story into our minds, Troy has lived for us and its imagery is part of our everyday life.
You buy the tickets at the entrance. And if you come by car, you must pay an extra for the car parking too. But if you... more travel advice
The walls that you first find as you enter are not the homeric ones, which must have been much higher, but some earlier... more travel advice
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