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Canakkale Gallipoli and Troy

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Canakkale Gallipoli and Troy. Canakkale has places to visit as Gallipoli  peninsula, Lone pine, cove, the nek, and which has also cemeteries and war museum. Besides Gallipoli also Troy is close by the canakkale and you can visit Gallipoli and Troy in same day. For visiting Gallipoli and Troy you have guided options and hire a minibus with driver 

Canakkale Gallipoli and Troy places to visit 

You can find historical sights and places to visit in Canakkale 

Kilitbahir Casstle Museum 

A museum focussing on Ottoman and maritime history and Reopened in 2019, this castle was originally built by Sultan Mehmet in 1452 and given a grand seven-storey interior tower a century later by Süleyman the Magnificent. Kilitbahir Casstle and Çimenlik casstle in Çanakkale ensured the Ottomans control of the Dardenelles. Don't miss the views of the storied waterway.

Gallipoli and Troy and Places to visit 

Set within the 33,500 hectares of the Peninsula, Gallipoli Peninsula protects the cemeteries and battlefields of the Anzac campaign. There are currently 40 Allied war cemeteries at Gallipoli, and around 20 Turkish cemeteries. The principal battles took place on the peninsula's western shore, around Anzac Cove (Anzac Koyu), 12km northwest of Eceabat, and in the hills east of the cove.

Lone Pine Gallipoli 

Lone Pine is perhaps the most moving of all the Anzac cemeteries. Australian forces captured the Turkish positions here on the afternoon of 6 August 1915. During the battle, which was staged in an area the size of a soccer field, more than 4000 men died and thousands more were injured.The tombstones carry touching epitaphs and the cemetery includes the grave of the youngest soldier to die here, a boy of just 14. The remains of trenches can be seen just behind the parking area.

Chunuk Bair ( Conk bayiri)

chunuk Bair (Conk Bayiri in Turkish) was the first objective of the Allied landing in April 1915, and is now the site of of this cemetery and memorial, and the Conkbayırı Atatürk Anıtı, a huge statue of the Turkish hero Mustafa Kemal (later Atatürk), leader of the Ottoman 57th Regiment.

The Nek

On the morning of 7 August 1915, the 8th (Victorian) and 10th (Western Australian) Regiments of the third Light Horse Brigade vaulted out of their trenches at the Nek and into withering fire. They were cut down before they reached the enemy line. This episode was immortalised in Peter Weir's 1981 film Gallipoli.

Anzac Cove 

ANZAC Cove, 6 km (3.75 miles) northwest of Kabatepe's Çanakkale Epic Presentation Center (map), was where Australian and New Zealand Army Corps troops landed in the early morning darkness of 25 April 1915.

Intending to land on the broad beach and easy rise of land at Kabatepe Feribot İskelesi 5 km (3 miles) to the south, instead the landing boats drifted north in the darkness, and the troops debarked onto a short (600 meters/2000 feet), narrow beach hemmed in by steep cliffs and hills.

The difficulty and danger of this unsuitable beachhead plagued the ANZAC forces throughout the campaign.
Today ANZAC Cove (Anzak Koyu in Turkish) is quiet, with the occasional fishing boat passing along offshore. A small grassy field at the foot of Plugge's Plateau has been designated as the ANZAC Cove Commemorative Site, with a parking lot for the buses that bring visitors here on ANZAC Day.

A monument at the cove bears the words of Kemal Atatürk who, as a young Lieutenant-Colonel of Infantry, was instrumental in the success of the Ottoman defense of Gallipoli:

ANZAC Cove monument: words of Kemal Atatürk, Gallipoli, Turkey

“Those heroes that shed their blood and lost their lives… You are now lying in the soil of a friendly country. Therefore rest in peace. There is no difference between the Johnnies and the Mehmets to us where they lie side by side here in this country of ours… You, the mothers, who sent their sons from far away countries, wipe away your tears. Your sons are now lying in our bosom and are in peace. After having lost their lives on this land they have become our sons as well.”

—Atatürk, 1934

Tracks marked by signs lead from several shore points up the steep gullies and ravines to the ANZAC front lines at Lone Pine, Quinn's Post and Chunuk Bair (Conkbayırı). The road from Kabatepe Feribot İskelesi to ANZAC Cove is two-way, and continues north to Suvla Bay.

French war cemeteries 

he rarely visited French cemetery is extremely moving, with rows of metal crosses and five white-concrete ossuaries each containing the bones of 3000 soldiers. French troops, including a regiment of Africans, successfully attacked Kumkale on the Asian shore in March 1915, then re-embarked and landed in support of their British comrades-in-arms at Cape Helles, where they were virtually wiped out.

Baby 700 cemeteries 

Named after its height above sea level in feet, Baby 700 was the limit of the initial Allied attack, and the graves here are mostly dated 25 April. It's on the right from the access road to the Nek. Nearby is the Ottoman cannon called the Mesudiye Topu.

Brightom Beach 

ear Kabatepe village, Brighton Beach was a favourite swimming spot for Anzac troops during the campaign. Today, this is the only officially sanctioned swimming spot on the peninsula.

Ari Burnu Cemetery 

Moving Turkish monument inscribed with Atatürk's famous words of peace and reconciliation spoken in 1934. After restoration in 2017, it was reinstated in its original position.

Cape helles british Memorial

his British memorial is a commanding stone obelisk erected in honour of the 20,000-plus Britons and Australians who perished in this area and have no known graves.

Johnston's Jolly 

llied cemetery 200m from Lone Pine cemetery, accessed by a road that marks what was the thin strip of no-man's land between the Turkish and Allied trenches.

Canakkale Helen of Troy 

Helen of Troy (sometimes called Helen of Sparta) is a figure from Greek mythology whose elopement with (or abduction by) the Trojan prince Paris sparked off the Trojan War. Helen was the wife of Menelaus, the king of Sparta, and considered the most beautiful woman in the world.

Menelaus persuaded his brother Agamemnon, king of Mycenae, to form a great army to besiege the mighty city of Troy in order to recapture Helen. Following the Greek victory in the war, Helen returned home with Menelaus but she became a despised figure in the ancient world, a symbol of moral failure and the perils of placing lust above reason. Despite the poor standing of the literary Helen, she also had a divine form and was the centre of cults at several Greek sites, notably Rhodes, Sparta, and Therapne.

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