Things to do in Canakkale
Canakkale is a city in the northwestern part of Turkey, located on the Dardanelles strait, which connects the Sea of Marmara to the Aegean Sea. It is known for its historical significance, as it was the site of several battles during World War I, particularly the Battle of Gallipoli. Here are some things to do in Canakkale:
Visit the Gallipoli Battlefields: The Gallipoli peninsula is a site of significant historical importance, and there are several monuments and cemeteries dedicated to the soldiers who fought in the battle.
Troia Ancient City: Located just 15 km southwest of Canakkale, the ancient city of Troia (Troy) is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the most famous archaeological sites in the world.
Canakkale Naval Museum: The museum displays various artifacts and relics from the naval battles that took place in the Dardanelles during World War I, including models of ships and submarines, and photographs and documents.
Canakkale Archaeological Museum: the Museum showcases finds from the ancient city of Troy, including pottery, coins, and statues.
The Canakkale Clock Tower: The clock tower was built in 1912 and is a prominent local landmark.
The Martyrs Memorial: The memorial is dedicated to the soldiers who lost their lives in the Gallipoli campaign and is a site of pilgrimage for many Australians and New Zealanders.
Castle of Çanakkale: The castle, also known as Kilitbahir Castle, is a medieval fortress that was built by the Ottomans in 1452 to defend the straits.
Tekkeköy Fish Market: If you want to taste the local seafood, Tekkeköy Fish Market is a great place to visit.
9.Take a boat trip: Take a boat trip along the Dardanelles Strait and view the monuments on both sides of the water.