Cannakkale Turkey Travel Guide

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Cannakkale Turkey Travel Guide

Cannakkale is a pleasant town in Marmara region on the Dardanelles Strait. Most people visit Cannakkale is the jumping off point to the WWII battlefields of Gallipoli.

It is also close to the ancient site of Troy.

Cannakkale has a lively waterfront promenade with restaurants and cafes.

The city is an easy days bus trip to Istanbul.

Things To See & Do In Cannakkale Turkey

Gallipoli WWII Battlefields

Gallipoli WWII Battlefields

The Gallipoli Campaign was a failed attempted devised by Churchill to control the sea route from Russia to Europe. It is estimated 115,000 troops from the Allied countries died at this battle. Today many Australians and New Zealanders make a pilgrimage to this site with ANZAC day on the 25th April attracting tens of thousands to the dawn ceremony each year.

Troy

Troy

Troy was the setting for the Trojan wars, and we have all heard the story of the Trojan horse which the Greeks use to enter the city of Troy. Over the centuries the Greeks and Romans have built on the ruins. Excavation began in 1865 which revealed several cities. The site was added to the UNESCO World Heritage list in 1998.  This is an interesting place to visit if you are interested in archaeology, although go early before all the bus tours turn up.

Kilitbahir Castle

Kilitbahir Castle

Kilitbahir Castle is one of a pair of fortresses built in 1463 by Fatih Sultan Mehmet II to control the Dardanelles at its narrowest point and protect Istanbul from attack.. Kititbahir Castle sits in the Western side of the strait while Cimenlik Castle is on the Eastern bank.

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