Canakkale – Troy Tour

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Book this shore excursion to explore the Troy archaeological site, location of Homer’s famous Trojan War

Troy is a complex site. It has its own excavations team that returns every year to try to unravel the mystery that is Troy.

This makes it an ongoing site where every year a piece of the puzzle is uncovered and history is made known!

Early morning departure from Eceabat where you will cross the famous Dardanelle waters and proceed to the ancient site of Troy, 36km south of Çanakkale.

Our local English speaking guide will tour you around the 9 city ruins on the site of Troy explaining the people from the era, their houses and culture and the reason for the final destruction of each city.

The commentary is filled with mythical stories of the site and surrounding areas while filling you in on the history of the excavations, the excavators and their findings.

At the site you’ll be shown around:

• A replica of the wooden horse that you can climb into for a photo.

• Excavation information centre which holds exhibits from the work underway.

• The fortification walls of Troy Vl with its tower and gateway entrance.

• Temple of Athena - the focal point of a great annual festival in honor of the goddess Athena.

• Schliemann’s trench - the discoverer of Troy?

• The entrance ramp to Troy ll.

• The sanctuary - an important religious centre of its time.

• The odeon – intended for the presentation of musical performances.

• Current excavations in progress.

Inclusions

-         transportation by deluxe, air-conditioned vehicle, late-model

          (bus, minibus or taxi, according to your group’s size)

-         professional driver

-         insurance cover during transfers by vehicle

-         licensed English-speaking guide *

-         entrance fees

-         all taxes

-         identification sign with your name on it

-         mobile contact number for any emergency, available 24/7

          * guides in other languages available, upon request

Step 1

Your tour starts from the port of Canakkale

Step 2

Visit of the Troy site

Step 3

Return to port

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