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August 17, 2023
Gallipoli peninsula and Helen of Troy
Kepez is a small town by the dardanel, but real treasures can be found at the further beyond the shore. The ancient city Helen of Troy was once just a mythology, but archaeological excavations have brought this to life. Also within reach of port is the Gallipoli Peninsula, where WWI campaign devastated Allied forces.
Your journey begins with a short drive to Feery port then 24 min ferry ride to Eceabat
Then, follow your guide to visit Gallipoli peninsula
Visit the Gallipoli peninsula and memorials of Gallipoli and then on to Helen of Troy
Your day in Kepez port, morning starts with a ferry a across the Darnelle to Eceabat. Straits go to the Gallipoli Peninsula. On the way there is a strategic point of contention throughout history.
During WWI the British and Anzac (Australian and New Zealand Army Corps) troops fought againt Turks who were allied with the Germans and Austria-Hungary.
The Allies wanted control of the Straits in order to cut off the oil supply to their enemy. The Gallipoli campaign lasted 249 days. The death toll was huge. 86,000 Turkish forces and more than 160,000 Allied soldiers perished.
The entire Gallipoli peninsula is a national park. Turkish and Allied soldiers are buried side by side in 31 war cemeteries. There are also several important monuments.
Cross back to Canakkale by ferry and enjoy lunch at the charming iris Hotel restaurant located in Guzelyali on the Dardanelles.
After lunch, head to the ancient city Helen of Troy. Due to the strategic location of Troy on the Dardanelles, there are nine civilizations built one on top of the other on this site. It was an active settlement from 3000 B.C. until the time of the birth of Christ.
Troy has been excavated many times by archaeologists the most famous of which was Heinrich Schliemann who was searching for the treasure of Priam, the last King of Troy.
En route back to Canakkale you will stop to see the Gazi Tabyasi, where the biggest connons ever made. The Germans manufactured it and gave it to the Turks in WWI to shell the British ships going through the straits.
Return to Kepez Port after your tour finish.
Ancient city of Troy is about 30 km from the port. and 36 km from Çanakkale city.
Ofcourse you can make gallipoli and Troy tour same day if you you can depart 08:30 am 16:00-16:30 pm we will be back
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