'''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 .
The nearest main center is [[Canakkale]], about 30 km away. === by car===The site is 2 km away from Canakkale-Izmir highway (D550/E87). Road signs will direct you.
Explore the ruins.
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).
[[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.