A strait connecting Europe and Asia as well as the Aegean and the Marmara Seas and the most important centre of the civilisations of Troy and Assos but most importantly the symbol of independence. The city, which was called Hellespont and Dardanelles in ancient times, took the name Çanakkale after a major war during the last phase of the Ottoman Empire. Having been the scene of great wars and victories, the glorious city has been witness to some great moments in history and is now harbouring the landmarks of these historic times.
The National Historical Park in the Gallipoli peninsula, with its ruins of the land and sea combats during WWI and its impressive war memorials is inscribed on the list of National Parks and Protected Areas of the United Nations. The historic Gallipoli peninsula is an epic place and a must-see sight that is worth the visit.
Aside from the historic significance; the city, where the lush nature meets the deep blue sea along the shores and coves of the Dardanelles, is the epitome of peace and tranquility in itself.