"Canakkale - Gateway to Troy and Gallipoli" Top 5 Page for this destination Canakkale by mikelisaanna
Canakkale Travel Guide: 44 reviews and 218 photos
Canakkale is the main town along the Dardenelles, the narrow strait that connects the Mediterranean Sea to Istanbul and the Sea of Marmara. It is on the Asian side of the Dardenelles, and is connected to the European side by a ferry boat system.
The two major tourist sites near Canakkale are the ruins of Troy, the ancient Greek town made famous by Homer, and the Galippoli battlefields of World War I. Troy is located about 10 km south of Canakkale, while the Galipoli battlefields are located across the Dardanelles on the European side.
We spent a night in Canakkale on our way from Istanbul to the Aegean coast. Unfortunately, that didn't give us much of a chance to explore the town, other than the few blocks around our hotel. We made it to Troy, but skipped Gallipoli, since we were traveling with our 7-year old daughter who doesn't like battlefields.
The ruins of Troy are located about 10km south of Canakkale. The site was occupied from 4000 BC through the Roman era,... more travel advice
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