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The Gallipoli Campaign was one of the Allies great disasters in World War One. It was carried out between 25th April 1915 and 9th January 1916 at the Gallipoli peninsula. We will visit the Kabatepe War Museum which contains relics of the battle including original diary extracts and many letters. Follows the Brighton Beach and the Anzac Cove, where ”Anzac Day” is commemorated on April 25th every year.
Some other interesting sights are: the Australian Lone Pine, a solitary tree in Gallipoli, which marked the site of the Battle of Lone Pine in 1915, Johnston’s Jolly cemetery, the Ariburnu Cemetery, the Chuck Bair and New Zealand Memorials. We will we will respect Mehmetcik Memorial and the Chunuk bair memorial. At the end of the tour, we will have the chance to visit the Kilitbahir Fortress! Mehmet ”The Conquer of Istanbul” built this castle, to honor his successful siege of Constantinople in 1453!
Right after breakfast we will transfer you to Troy. This is the city where the Trojan War took place, as described in the Greek Epic Iliad, one of the two epic poems attributed to Homer! Today is a famous archaeological site, with travellers from around the world! Troy was destroyed and rebuilt nine times! Till now, 10 cities have been discovered, one built on the top of the other, dating back to 3500 BC.
Our experienced guide will help you to get to know with the ancient Troy and all the great history that surrounds the city. You will learn all about the most iconic figures of the war, such as Helen, Achilles and Paris! The trojan war, the famous trojan horse, the Altars and the Houses of Troy, dating back to 2500 BC.