Canakkale Vacations

Canakkale is a great base for exploring Gallipoli and Troy and sits on the Dardenelles, which join the Sea of Marmara and the Aegean Sea. The pretty seafront of this modern town is well worth a visit, as is the Archaeological Museum and the Military and Naval Museum. Canakkale is the closest town to Troy, centre of the Trojan War and a flourishing ... Read more
town during the Bronze Age. Today the UNESCO World Heritage listed Troy is a large, ruinous site. The replica Trojan Horse used in the 2004 film Troy is in Morrabin Park in Canakkale. Canakkale is the place from which to catch the ferry to the Turkish Aegean islands of Gokceada and Bozcaada, which both have beautiful beaches.
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Canakkale places to stay and top hotels

  • Akol Hotel
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    Hotel class: 4
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  • Kolin Hotel
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  • Comfort Anzac Hotel
    8.02 reviews
    Hotel class: 3
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  • Iris Hotel
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Canakkale things to do and experiences

  • Archaeological Site of Troy
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  • Gallipoli
    9.77 reviews
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  • Clock Tower
    8.85 reviews
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  • Trojan Horse
    8.45 reviews
    Sights and Museums, Monument
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Tampines, Singapore

It's a nice town with really nice people, the Trojan horse by the seaside promenade is a must see, for it's the actual prop used in the movie Troy. The world heritage site of Truva (Troy), is just 30mins away.

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The ferry ride from Gelibolu to Cannakale showcase the wide beautiful blue sea. The wooden horse here was used in the movie Troy and was given to honour the original site of the ancient city of Troy situated in Cannakale.

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Berkeley, California, USA

Very calm and cute city on the water. It's certainly odd that one of the most seemingly peaceful and beautiful cities was so close to one of the greatest tragedies of WW1.

Very close to a lot of important historical sites such as Gallipoli and Troy. The city itself is also vibrant with a distinct Mediterranean feel. Best fish I have ever eaten in Turkey can be found in Canakkale.

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Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

I totally recommend Canakkale, because that's where you will be able to check out the famous Trojan Horse. I think everyone in High School had to read Homers Iliad, and I had to check it out when I was studying abroad in Turkey. I totally enjoyed climbing up into the huge horse and getting my picture taken!

There are buses that leave frequently from Istanbul to Canakkale almost every hour in the day time. It takes around 6 hours by bus from Istanbul, and the price for a bus ticket round trip is not that expensive at all. (Around 40 Euro)

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Radlett

Istanbul is incredible (I go back again and again) but I would also recommend that you see Canakkale. It sounds morib but it's the most harrowing war memorial you will ever see, and done very, very tastefully. Plus it's great fun sitting in little cafes and watching the huge ships go by.

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Her Türk insanının görmesi gereken Çanakkale şehitliklerle ve tarihi anılarla doludur.

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