Troy And Anzac Overnight Tour From Didim by imx tour 2020
Çanakkale is the honorable resting place for the soldiers who lost their lives in Gelibolu.
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Visit Turkey’s most famous battle sites from ancient times to WWI on a full-day tour of Troy and Gallipoli from Didim Altinkum.
Take in the UNESCO-listed archeological dig at Troy, where Spartan and Achaean warriors laid siege during the Trojan War.
Follow in the footsteps of the ANZAC troops that stormed fortified beaches along the Dardanelles, and explore their battlefields, trenches, and cemeteries.
Troy and Gallipoli tour from Didim 1 night 2 days tour.
Archaeological Site of Troy
Contrary to popular opinion, the archaeological site of Troy does not embody just one ancient city. In fact, this site comprises the ruins of at least nine different settlements, built one on top of the other, dating back to the early Bronze Age. The first city was founded in the 3rd Millenium BC and flourished as a mercantile city due to its location. This unique site enabled its inhabitants to control the Dardanelles (today's Çanakkale Strait), a waterway that is used by every merchant ship passing from the Aegean Sea and heading for the Black Sea. The extensive remains at this archaeological site are the most significant demonstration of the first contact between the civilizations of Anatolia and the Mediterranean world. Naturally, Troy is one of immense significance to understand the early development of European civilization at such a critical stage. Moreover, Troy is of exceptional cultural importance because of the profound influence of Homer's Iliad on the creative arts over more than two millennia.
Legends and Temples
Homer immortalized Troia (Troy) in his stories of King Priam, Hector, Paris, and the beautiful Helen. Archaeological excavations have revealed nine separate periods of settlement here including ruins of city walls, house foundations, a temple, and a theatre. A large and symbolic wooden Trojan horse marks the legendary war today. The ancient harbor of Alexandria-Troas was built in the 3rd century BC and St Paul passed through the city twice on his third missionary journey going on to Assos. The acropolis of Assos (Behramkale) is 238m above sea level, with the Temple of Athena being constructed on this site in the 6th century BC. This Doric temple is currently being restored to its former glory and role as guardian of the Biga Peninsula and Gulf of Edremit. Wander around to see the moonlight scattered through the temple ruins! Or rise early for the awakening dawn over the acropolis! From the top, you can take in the magnificent vista of the Gulf of Edremit and appreciate this heavenly location. On the terraces descending to the sea are agoras, a gymnasium, and a theatre and from the northern corner of the acropolis, you can see a mosque, a bridge, and a fortress, all built by Sultan Murat I in the 14th century. Down below lies a tiny and idyllic ancient harbor. Assos has gained the reputation of being the center of the Turkish art community with its lively, friendly, and bohemian atmosphere – this may be the place you will always remember for years to come. In the village of Gülpınar, 25km west of Behramkale is the ancient city of Chryse where the 2nd-century BC temple of Apollo is located. Babakale, a scenic village of houses terraced on a cliff which drops to the sea, is 15km west of Gülpınar that is located on an unmarked road that follows the jagged coastline
What To Expect
Take in views of elegant summer villas and Gallipoli, then board a ferry across the Dardanelles to the Troy archeological site, which Homer brought to vivid life in the ‘Iliad.’ Explore the remarkable ancient city with your guide, from the city walls to Athena’s temple and the Odeon, a beautifully preserved stone theater.
Climb inside a reconstructed Trojan horse to relive the famous, strategic end to the Trojan war.
Return to the European side of the Dardanelles to visit Gallipoli’s most iconic battlefields and moving cemeteries.
Learn about the fierce fighting between Ottoman and ANZAC troops, then hear why some called the clash a ‘Gentleman’s War.’ Hear memories of the First World War from a local’s perspective, then pay your respects to the soldiers who fought and died along the Dardanelles.
Finish the tour with a return trip to your Didim, Akbük, and Altinkum hotel or port.
Additional Info Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability Not wheelchair accessible Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Tour Rate From Altinkum
PER PERSON: €135 £119
- Non-Smoking A/C Transportation
- Pick up & drop-off
- Professional guide
- Entrance fees
- 2 lunch mentioned by the itinerary (0-6 Age Free 7-11 % 20
- Pick up to/from Altınkum, Didim, and Akbük extra £5 & apollonium extra £ 15 per person
- Full Tour of WW1 Gallipoli
- Full Tour of Archaeological Site of Troy
- Hotel (b.b)
- Services charges and local taxes.
- Tips to guide
- Driver and personal expenses
- Optional tours
How To Pay
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