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A center of landmarks from Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman eras, Canakkale showcases natural beauty and myth. Situated on the southern bank and Asian side of the Dardanelles Strait, which connects the Aegean and Marmara Sea, this city was known as Hellespontos or Dardanelles in ancient times and dates back to 3,000 BCE. Near the historic city of Troy, this destination is beloved for its gorgeous landscape, mythological significance, and historic battlefields. Enjoy a plethora of archeological museums and chatting with the local student population, which keeps Canakkale and its cobbled streets vibrant. Canakkale is in Canakkale Province. Use our Turkey itinerary planner to plan your trip to Canakkale and other destinations in Turkey.
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