Çanakkale, which is located at the connection point of Asia and Europe, visited by thousands of local and foreign tourists every year, is a city rich in history and tourism. Gallipoli Peninsula, where 253 thousand martyrs buried, Gallipoli Peninsula, the ancient cities of Troy and Assos, which dates back thousands of years, are among the most important values of the Kaz Mountains, which have hundreds of endemic plants. When the history of Çanakkale is mentioned, the March 18, Çanakkale Victory and the city of Troy come to mind. It has a very old and colorful history with this city.
It is thought that the first settlements were founded in 4000 BC during the Copper Age and since then it has been an important region due to both soil fertility and strategic location. Although the famous Persian kings Darius and Xerxes did everything to keep Çanakkale in their hands, in the following years Alexander the Great took this away from the Persians. After having hosted many Turkish principals, Çanakkale passed to Byzantines, it eventually became Ottoman land. When you come to Çanakkale, you can do a city tour first. You can visit the historical and touristic places in the city center after having a nice walk on the promenade in the city center and sipping your tea and coffee on the beach and having a good time in front of the beautiful view of the Dardanelles. First, you can visit the historical Çimenlik Castle which was built by Fatih Sultan Mehmet between the years 1461-1462 in order to ensure the security of the Bosphorus and you can get information about the castle from the authorities and then visit the Maritime Museum at the entrance of the historical fortress.
Among the most important historical and touristic places of Çanakkale are the ancient cities of Troia and Assos, whose history dates back thousands of years. To go to the ancient city of Troia, 37 kilometers away from Çanakkale city center, you can take the minibusses located just below Atatürk Bridge in the city center, or you can reach this region in 20-25 minutes with your own car. Trojan Horse, which is located at the entrance of the ancient city of Troy, which has a transition of 5 thousand years, has become the symbol of the ancient city. Here you can take a photo as a souvenir and immortalize this moment. Those who come to visit the Gallipoli Peninsula from the direction of Istanbul can reach the Eceabat district and visit the historical peninsula; They will go here from Çanakkale city center and they can take the Eceabat ferry. Those who want to visit this area should visit the area accompanied by guides. Çanakkale Martyrs’ Memorial is one of the places that most of the people who want to visit Gallipoli Peninsula. The Gallipoli peninsula, on the tip of the Dardanelles at the tip of the Morto Bay in front of the hill on the fortress of the martyrs on 21 August 1960 was put into service.