Canakkale (Kepez), Turkey

Çanakkale is a town and seaport in Turkey, in Çanakkale Province, on the southern (Asian) coast of the Dardanelles (or Hellespont) at their narrowest point. Çanakkale Province, like Istanbul Province, has territory in both Europe and Asia. Ferries cross here to the northern (European) side of the strait.

Çanakkale is the best base from which to visit the site of ancient Troy and the Gallipoli battlefields. There is also an interesting archological museum and the nearby village of Behramkale offers breathtaking panoramic views over the Gulf from its Acropolis. The remains of Assos, surrounding the acropolis are also worth visiting.

Things to See & Do

* Gallipoli National Park of Remembrance
* Troy
* Archeological Museum
* Behramkale village
* Remains of Assos

General Information

Cruise Season – Feb to Dec
Currency - New Turkish Lira (YTL)
Language – Turkish
Population – 75,000 approx
Electricity – 2 round pins European style
Time - GMT/UTC + two hours
International Country Telephone Code – + 90

Port Location – There is a new pier built in Kepez district of Canakkale, with bulk, general, passenger, Ro-Ro, warehouse and open storage facilities. It is the nearest passenger terminal to Troy for cruise ships.

Travel Links – Atlasjet offer night flights from Istanbul to Canakkale. By bus it is a long 6 hour ride from Istanbul or the Dardenelles car ferries run between Canakkale and Eceabat.

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