Canakkale: A strait connecting Europe and Asia as well as the Aegean and the Marmara Seas; and the most important center of the civilizations of Troy and Assos but most importantly the symbol of independence.
The city, which was called Hellespont and Dardanelles in the ancient times, took the name Çanakkale after a major war during the last phase of the Ottoman Empire. Having been the scene of great wars and victories, the glorious city has witnessed different phases of history and is now harboring the landmarks of these historic times.
The city which forms a cultural mosaic with the Biga Peninsula is reined by the Mediterranean and Black Sea climates. The city receives heavy rain in the autumn while the winter months bring along harsh wind passages.
The National Historical Park of the Gallipoli peninsula with its ruins of the land and sea combats during WWI, and its impressive war memorials and monuments is inscribed on the list of National Parks and Protected Areas of the United Nations. The historic Gallipoli peninsula is an epic place and a must-see sight that is worth the visit.
The city, where the lush nature meets the deep blue sea along the shores and coves of the Dardanelles, is the epitome of peace and tranquility in itself.
Çanakkale with its monuments of the civilizations that have changed the history and its natural wonders would probably rank among the first in the list of cities that must be visited. Gallipoli which has witnessed many offensives during the Battle of Gallipoli and been the site of a great historicalRead More
How can I get there?
Canakkale is located in the vicinity of Istanbul and there are plenty of transport options. Çanakkale Airport is located close to the city center and there are reciprocal flights between Canakkale and Ankara Esenboga Airport. The city center can be reached by taking any of the transportation facilities or taxisRead More
Canakkale which attracts the attention for its history and developmenting infrastructure is host to many national and international festivals that take place especially in the summer months. Canakkale receives many visitors from Australia and New Zealand on Anzac Day on April 25 to commemorate their ancestors lost in the BattleRead More