Visit Canakkale - Best of Canakkale

Canakkale is a beautiful town and sea port in Turkey and its territory spans both in Europe and Asia. The city is located on the Dardanelles strait, a strategic location because it is one of only two major water passages that connects the Mediterranean and the Black Sea. If you gorge on history and culture for a living, Çanakkale is also the closest city to the site of ancient Troy. Hollywood movie buffs can also rejoice—the wooden horse from the Brad Pitt-starrer Troy is exhibited on the seafront of this city; it gave local tourism a big boost. Çanakkale literally means pot fortress and the city is indeed historically known for its pottery. There has been evidence of settlement in this part of the work all the way since 3000 B.C.

Canakkale Travel Tips

Essential travel information and Canakkale tips for your visit

  • Precipitation may just be your constant companion during your stay. So be sure to always carry an umbrella.
  • Passengers taking the ferry from Istanbul should keep a constant check on the weather. Sea traffic is limited or cancelled during bad weather.
  • Visit the tourist information centre which is a stone’s throw from the ferry boat station to get a map of the city. You will also get information on bus tour to Troy.
  • The bathroom outside the ferry harbour is in complete disrepair specially the women’s side. It’s best if you use the bathroom in your hotel room instead. Don’t say we didn’t warn you!

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Facts and Stats for Canakkale*

  • Pollution Statistics in Canakkale

    Know the pollution level of Canakkale before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 19.44 (Very Low)
    • Water Pollution 16.67 (Very Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 25 (Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 25 (Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 25 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 58.33 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 37.5 (Low)
  • Canakkale: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Canakkale for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Canakkale.

    • Burglary and Theft 6.25 (Very Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 6.25 (Very Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 9.38 (Very Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 28.13 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 3.13 (Very Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 3.13 (Very Low)
    • Attacks 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Drug offense 15.63 (Very Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 100 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 84.38 (Very High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 6.25 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 9.38 (Very Low)
  • Living in Canakkale - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 88.87 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 26.92 (Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Health Care Index 63.89 (High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Canakkale

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Canakkale

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.14 USD
    • International Movie per seat 3.28 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 24.8 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 60.12 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 25.53 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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