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.
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!
The best tours and activities in the city, guided by experts to give you a local insight to the best of Canakkale
Save 10%Private Troy Tour from Canakkale Port with Private GuideNew on TripHobo
Save 10%Gallipoli Battlefields Tour from Canakkale Port with Private GuideNew on TripHobo
"A Tale of Troy In Mosaic Portraits" a unique exhibition in Rhapsodos MozaikNew on TripHobo
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