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'''Troy''' (Turkish: ''Truva'' or ''Troya'') is an ancient city in what is now northwestern [[Turkey]], made famous in '''Homer'''’s epic poem, the ''Iliad''. According to ''Iliad'', this is where legendary '''[[:wikipedia:Trojan_War|Trojan War]]''' took place. Today it is an archaeological site and a [[UNESCO World Heritage Site]] as well. It was also recently declared a national park.
 
'''Troy''' (Turkish: ''Truva'' or ''Troya'') is an ancient city in what is now northwestern [[Turkey]], made famous in '''Homer'''’s epic poem, the ''Iliad''. According to ''Iliad'', this is where legendary '''[[:wikipedia:Trojan_War|Trojan War]]''' took place. Today it is an archaeological site and a [[UNESCO World Heritage Site]] as well. It was also recently declared a national park.
  
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The nearest main center is [[Canakkale]], about 30 km away.  There are hourly minibuses that travel to and from the Canakkale local bus station, which is located under the bridge by the river.
 
The nearest main center is [[Canakkale]], about 30 km away.  There are hourly minibuses that travel to and from the Canakkale local bus station, which is located under the bridge by the river.
  
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===By car===
The site is 2 km away from Canakkale-Izmir highway (D550/E87). Road signs will direct you.
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The site is 2 km off the Canakkale-Izmir highway (D550/E87). Road signs will direct you, starting from the ferry harbour in Canakkale.
  
 
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==Do==
Climbing up the ladders of (fake) Trojan horse in the entrance of the site is an inevitable part of Troy experience. Better do it on weekdays as the ladders (and the interior of the horse itself) may be crowded at weekends by schoolchildren on a schooltrip (a situation which makes climbing up and down those steep stairs rather unpleasent).
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Climbing up the ladders of (fake, re-constructed) Trojan horse in the entrance of the site is an inevitable part of Troy experience. Better do it on weekdays as the ladders (and the interior of the horse itself) may be crowded at weekends by schoolchildren on a schooltrip (a situation which makes climbing up and down those steep stairs rather unpleasent).
  
 
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==Get out==
 
==Get out==
[[Bozcaada]], an island in the Aegean Sea, is located nearby (within the sight of bare eyes from Troy). Geyikli harbour, which has a ferry connection with Bozcaada, is only ten or so kilometres away from Troy, to the south.
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* [[Bozcaada]], an island in the Aegean Sea, is located nearby (within the sight of bare eyes from Troy). Geyikli harbour, which has a ferry connection with Bozcaada, is only ten or so kilometres away from Troy, to the south.
 
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Revision as of 09:41, 28 February 2010

Trojan Horse at the entrance of the site

Troy (Turkish: Truva or Troya) is an ancient city in what is now northwestern Turkey, made famous in Homer’s epic poem, the Iliad. According to Iliad, this is where legendary Trojan War took place. Today it is an archaeological site and a UNESCO World Heritage Site as well. It was also recently declared a national park.

Contents

Get in

The nearest main center is Canakkale, about 30 km away. There are hourly minibuses that travel to and from the Canakkale local bus station, which is located under the bridge by the river.

By car

The site is 2 km off the Canakkale-Izmir highway (D550/E87). Road signs will direct you, starting from the ferry harbour in Canakkale.

Get around

See

Explore the ruins.

Do

Climbing up the ladders of (fake, re-constructed) Trojan horse in the entrance of the site is an inevitable part of Troy experience. Better do it on weekdays as the ladders (and the interior of the horse itself) may be crowded at weekends by schoolchildren on a schooltrip (a situation which makes climbing up and down those steep stairs rather unpleasent).

Buy

Eat

  • Wilusa Restaurant, Tevfikiye, +90 286 283 00 44 (fax: +90 286 217 84 89), [1]. Turkish fast food.

Drink

Sleep

Staying in Çanakkale and visiting Troy as a day-trip is also possible.

Contact

There are public payphones just off the entrance of the ancient city. Telephone code for the area is (+90) 286.

Get out

  • Bozcaada, an island in the Aegean Sea, is located nearby (within the sight of bare eyes from Troy). Geyikli harbour, which has a ferry connection with Bozcaada, is only ten or so kilometres away from Troy, to the south.
  • Canakkale, if you have not already arrived from that direction, should be one of your next destinations.


Routes through Troy
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