Canakkale located in north West part of Turkey. The province of Canakkale lies on both sides of the Dardanelles which connects the Sea of Marmara to the Aegean Sea. Its shores touch both Europe (with the Gelibolu Peninsula) and Asia (with the Biga Peninsula) and there are ferries here between the two sides. The well-equipped Canakkale Marina, besides those of Karabiga, Gelibolu, Bozcaada and Kucukkuyu, hosts the colorful yachts which pass through the strait and make a stopover at Canakkale, to see this historical and mythological-rich area-homeland of many widely known legends. The province has witnessed two very important battles in history. One of them is the mythological war of Troy, which Homer immortalized in his Illiad. Archeological digs in Troy (Truva) have proved that there had been nine separate periods of settlement. (3000 BC-AD 400). Here, one can see the ruins of city walls in addition to the Wooden Horse of Troy. The other one is the Battle of Canakkale which took place during World War I when Turkish troops under the command of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk maintained the defense of the region against enemy forces and Canakkale has taken its place in history as “Canakkale; unpassable”. To honor the 500,000 soldiers who gave their lives at Gelibolu (Gallipoli), this peninsula has been made a national park of remembrance. There are memorial monuments here in surroundings of natural beauty.

The small village of Behramkale is a lovely place, facing the Gulf of Edremit. It is founded on the site of Assos where there is the famous Temple of Athena built in the 6th-century BC. The panoramic view of the Gulf from the top of the acropolis is breathtaking and the remains of Assos, surrounding the acropolis are worth visiting.

Gokceada, the largest of the Turkish islands, and Bozcaada are also in this region and they have many camping facilities.

Canakkale’s melting pot of cultures is reflected in its restaurants, cafes, bistros and bars. Fashionable, delicious and eccentric – Canakkale’s dining spots offer a dizzying spread of the Turkey’s great cuisines, serving meals from the substantial and classic to the truly exotic. In the city, you can enjoy having wake up tea or coffee in the genteel surroundings of a old city, watch and be watched in buzzing seaside restaurants, cafes and bars, or handpick a bottle of worldwide famous Bozcaada wines. Head out a little further and explore one of Canakkale’s specialist eating destinations – For special fishes, cheese, olive oil, wine, dessert and more and more… For those who travel to engage in culinary pursuits, the Turkish Cuisine is worthy of exploration. The variety of dishes that make up the cuisine, the ways they all come together in feast like meals, and the evident intricacy of each craft involved offer enough material for life-long study and enjoyment. It is not easy to discern a basic element or a single dominant feature, like the Italian pasta or the French sauce. Whether in a humble home, at a famous restaurant, or at dinner in a mansion, familiar patterns of this rich and diverse cuisine are always present. It is a rare art which satisfies the senses while reconfirming the higher order of society, community and culture. The good restaurants are; Balikci 286, Yalova Restaurant, Kavala Balik Restaurant, Willlusa Restaurant etc.

Canakkale,with its magnificent nature and historical abundance,is one of the unmatched cities of the world.The many times destroyed and rebuilt antique city of Troy; Alxandria Troas ,the biggest antique city of Anatolia,which was considered by Empreror Konstantin as the capital of his empire;Assos where Aristotale ,one of the most prominent philosopher of the history spent some part of his life.

Some legends when come across the facts have left traces deep enough to change the destiniy of mankind and strong enough to be felt even today. As it is in Troy and Gallipoli…

With it`s deep history, cultural heritage, natural beauties, delicious sea foods, wines, olives and olive oils, Canakkale is ready to welcome you anytime you would like to stay and discover this gorgeous heaven…

The hotels of Canakkale  accept reservations for any time you would like to stay. But If you want to stay especially in summer season, make sure you make your reservation far in advance. On weekends, particularly, all the places to stay are packed. Some of the good hotels are; Kolin Hotel, Akol Hotel, Ida Kale Resort Hotel, Iris Hotel, Tusan Hotel etc.

Districts of Canakkale Province

Ayvacik

Bayramic

Biga

Bozcaada

Çan

Eceabat

Ezine

Gelibolu

Gokceada

Lapseki

Yenice

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