- 10 places to visit in Çanakkale
There are lots of places that you can visit in Çanakkale. Here are the places that you can visit in Çanakkele.
Çanakkale Martyrs’ Memorial
The first places to visit in Çanakkale are Çanakkale Martyrs’ Memorial. Çanakkale Martyrs’ Memorial, which was opened in 1960, was built in the name of Mehmetciks who lost his life in the Çanakkale War in 1915. Located in the Gallipoli Peninsula National Park, the monument is one of the most important visiting points of the region.
Aynalı Bazaar, which has an important place among the historical sites of Çanakkale and was built in 1890, was badly damaged during the Çanakkale Wars. The bazaar was so famous at that time that it was even the subject of Çanakkale folk songs. It is rumored that the name of the bazaar come from the sale of horse glasses called “Ayna” in the bazaar.
Troy Ancient City
Troy Ancient City is located in the archaeological area on the foothills of the Kaz Mountain. It is the historical city that witnessed the Trojan War mentioned in Homer’s Iliad.
The famous Trojan Horse, mentioned in the Greek Mythology and in Homer’s epic, emerged after Odysseus’ brilliant plan to end the Trojan War.
It is believed that this famous war took place in Çanakkale lands. Because of this legend, the Ministry of Culture decides to make a copy of the horse in 1973.
Kilitbahir, a village in the Eceabat district of Çanakkale, is located at the narrowest part of the strait in the south of Gallipoli Peninsula.The feature that makes the village important is that it has Kilitbahir Castle, a large castle in the shape of a three-leaf clover built by Sultan Mehmet the Conqueror.
Conkbayırı is located on the west coast of Gelibolu Peninsula, in Eceabat district, on the hill between Kabatepe and Besim Tepe.
Seyit Onbaşı Monument
Seyit Corporal Monument, located in Rumeli Mecidiye Bastion in Eceabat district of Çanakkale, is one of the most visited places of Çanakkale Martyrdom.
The Clock Tower, built in 1897, is located in the most central point of Çanakkale and is considered one of the symbols of the city.
Çanakkale City Museum and Archive
Çanakkale City Museum and Archive, located at the confluence of Fetvane Street and Çarşı Street, was opened to visitors in 2009 in order to introduce the culture and history of Çanakkale.
The Seramic Museum
The Ceramic Museum, where Çanakkale’s famous ceramic art is exhibited in outline, has been in service since 2013. Çanakkale Ceramic Museum is located in Cevatpaşa in the city center.