Canakkale – Cultural Tour

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If getting to know Turkish culture is what you search for, this shore excursion is perfect for you. Visit some of the most traditional villages and enjoy the Turkish hospitality

Depart from port. 8.30 Arrival in Çanakkale and drive to the site of Troy, 36km to the south.


•  Tour the historic home of the Trojan wars at Troy with a local, English speaking guide. Here you will see the remains of 9 city levels destroyed over time by different forms of destruction both human and natural. You will hear the stories of the myth and the history behind the excavations.

•  Depart for Ayvacik – a small non touristic town with a great Friday market where you can buy all sorts of local produce, fruit & vegetables and handicrafts. You’ll have plenty of time to wander around and maybe even pick up a few bargains! You will have a pleasant choice of local foods which you may buy for your lunch.

•  Depart for Assos. A traditional stone house village set upon a mountainside with a beautiful harbour down the bottom, overlooking the island of Lesvos. Here we will tour the Temple of Athena on the highest point of the mountain and have Turkish tea at a local Çay (tea) House which has an extraordinary set of coffee tables to sit at.

•  Late afternoon departure for Balabanli, your host TJ’s village. Here you will wander the traditional village seeing sights such as the old wheat crushing wheel and the thatched summer houses for the sheep. Your day out will be topped off by a visit to TJ’s parent’s house. A small stone built house which is full of Turkish hospitality and a cook who can whip up a storm. TJ’s Mother will then delight you with her traditional home cooked dinner in which we will all sit together as family and share the meal.

•  Late evening departure for Eceabat. Anyone wishing to go southbound may be dropped off at the bus station in Ayvacik for an onward bus journey.


-         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 site of Troy

Step 3

Visit of Ayvacik town

Step 4

Visit of Assos village

Step 5

Visit of Balabanli village

Step 6

Visit of Eceabat

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