The small port of Canakkale guards the entire straits of the Dardanelles and therefore it has a major strategic importance for the Turks. Many tourists come to Canakkale to visit the World War I-era Gallipoli Battlefields but also the site of ancient Troy located nearby. The `wooden horse` from the 2004 movie Troy is exhibited on the seafront. Canakkale is located less than ten miles away from the Greek island of Lesbos, making it a great place to start an island-hopper journey.
Discover the bustling bazaars, stunning landscapes, and fascinating history of fabulous Turkey! Visit Istanbul (a city straddling rich history and modern cosmopolitan scene); Ankara (the capital of the country and an important cultural and commercial center); Cappadocia; Pamukkale (with entrancing natural beauty and unique geological formations); Kusadasi (with broad sandy beaches and turquoise water); Pergamum; the ancient site of Troy (the infamous, historic Trojan Horse); Canakkale; Dardanelles and Gallipoli all in the comfort of a deluxe motorcoach under the guidance of a licensed tour guide.
Istanbul - Canakkale: 4 hrs. 40 mins. approx.
Canakkale - Kusadasi : 5 hrs. 10 mins. approx.
Kusadasi - Izmir: 1 hr. 20 mins. approx.