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Troy (Turkey)

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Troy (Turkey)

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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 ' took place. Today it is an archaeological site and a UNESCO World Heritage Site as well. It was also recently declared a national park.

Get in

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.

Get around


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).





See Canakkale#Sleep

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.Create category

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