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Historical Places in Canakkale

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Canakkale's Historical Sites

Canakkale is a historical, cultural and training city with its 5 millennium background. In addition to this, it is an important tourism center which incorporates magical and historical places which are nourished by antique cultural treasures as like in Iliad Homer with epics. The ancient cities which remain from a historical process Trojan War to the legendary Gallipoli Campaign and sanctums have embodied theme of Peace to the city's identity. Canakkale has the honors of Peace.

Canakkale Martyrs Memorial, Canakkale

Canakkale Martyrs Memorial

Monumental Building

Canakkale Martyrs Memorial

This 41m high monument was erected in memory of the 253.000 Turkish heroes who lost their lives during the Gallipoli Campaign. Canakkale Martyrs Memorial has four legs supported by a pedestal 25x25 m in diameter.

Canakkale Martyrs Memorial
Clock Tower, Canakkale

Clock Tower

Monumental Building

Historical Clock Tower

The Clock Tower at the city center was built of the local Ayvalik stone by the Emilie Vitalis, an Italian tradesman, in the 19th century. It has four clock faces. Its polygonal belfry at the top was built by Halyo.

Historical Clock Tower

Ancient Cities of Canakkale

You can explore the some ancient cities in Canakkale like Troy, Assos, Alexandria Troas, Temple of Apollo Smintheus, Neandria, Priapos and Parion. Troy and Assos ancient cities, which are important places in western Anatolia of ancient world, essential tourist and historical values of Canakkale.

Archaeological Site of Troy, Canakkale

Archaeological Site of Troy

World Heritage

Troy Ancient City

Troy, known as the crossroads of mythology and archaeology, is one of the most famous ancient cities in the world with its 4000 years of history. Step into a world of myth and legend amidst the ruins at Troy Archaeological Site.

Troy Ancient City
Assos Ancient City, Canakkale

Assos Ancient City

Historical Structure

Ancient City of Assos

Ancient harbour city of Assos is located away 87 km south of Canakkale in the town of Ayvacik. This ancient city is known in antiquity as a famous teaching centre.

Assos Ancient City
7 Legendary Reasons to Visit Troy

7 Legendary Reasons to Visit Troy

Historical Structure

Why to Visit Troy

Troy is one of the prominent treasures of the world cultural heritage due to the archaeological findings and through the legends forming the subject matter of the most important epic of the classical antiquity.

7 Best Reasons to Visit Troy

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