Canakkale Overview

Çanakkale, with its historical and cultural riches, natural beauties and strategic location, has many places of interest for tourists. Here are some of the tourist attractions of Çanakkale:

Çanakkale Martyrs Monument: Located on the Gallipoli Peninsula, this monument was built to commemorate the Turkish soldiers who lost their lives in the Gallipoli Wars. The monument offers visitors an impressive experience with its unique view.

Ancient city of Troy: Troy or Troy, located within the borders of Çanakkale province, is known as the place where the famous Trojan War took place. It is possible to see the ruins of the Hellenistic and Roman periods in the ancient city.

Assos Ancient City: Assos, located in the village of Behramkale, was an important settlement in ancient times. The ruins such as the Temple of Athena and the ancient theatre offer visitors an atmosphere full of history.

Bozcaada: Bozcaada, the third largest island in Turkey, is famous for its historical and natural beauties. It attracts tourists with its castle, Ayazma beach, wind roses and wine production.

Kilitbahir Castle: Situated at the entrance of the Dardanelles, this Ottoman castle is strategically located. The castle is an attractive place for visitors with its historical atmosphere and magnificent view.

Apart from those on this list, there are many villages, beaches and natural beauties in Çanakkale. The city is a destination worth exploring for history and nature lovers.


What to buy as a gift or souvenir


Turkey’s incredible world of souvenirs will drive you crazy. Turkey is the country where there is something for everyone. You will be amazed at the variety and prices to suit every pocket.


Turkey has a history of ceramics that stretches back thousands of years, from the primitive sculpture of prehistoric Anatolia to the ornaments and tableware of the Hitites and the intricate hand-painted tiles of the Izniks. From scalloped plates to ashtrays, wall clocks to giant urns, the stunning indigo and coral patterns of Iznik are sure to catch your eye.

Turkish Rugs and Carpets

Turkey has a long and rich history of carpet making and is home to some of the most beautiful hand-knotted and hand-woven carpets in the world. Turkish carpets range from simple, bold and colourful nomadic Anatolian kilims to the more faded Usak and high-end Ottoman court silk hereke carpets. The Turkish (symmetrical) knot, also known as the Ghiordes knot, was developed here in Turkey.

Leather Goods

Turkey is one of the largest producers of quality leather products in the world. It is best known for its sheep and goat leather. You will be amazed by unusual designs that you may not see in other places.

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Destination details

  • Language Turkish
  • Currency Turkish Lira, Euro, Dollar
  • Time Zone UTC+03:00
  • Drives on the Right
  • Calling code +90
  • Emergency Number 112
  • Activities Culture, History, Beach, Landscape, Nature