Thematic Maps of Gelibolu

City of Legendary Battles of Pride

Çanakkale is located at the entrance of the Dardanelles, which connects the Aegean and Marmara Seas. It is a place where the leaders, commanders, warriors, artists, philosophers, explorers, and poets who are important for humanity throughout history have come across.

Listed in the UNESCO World Heritage List, the lands where legendary war of Homer’s ILIAD, and the Dardanelles Campaign, the source of pride of the Turkish nation, are located on both sides of the Straits. Straits separating the European continent and the Asian continent (Dardanelles/Hellespont).

Assos the ancient city, where philosophy was institutionalized, is an inspirational geography, home of Aeneas, the founder of the city of Rome.

Çanakkale is the eternal resting place of honorable soldiers who lost their lives on the Gallipoli campaign.

Gallipoli Peninsula National Park (Gelibolu Yarımadası Milli Parkı) was established to immortalize the soldiers who lost their lives in this region during the Çanakkale Campaign. National park is home to natural beauty such as Arıburnu Hills (Arıburnu Tepesi) and Tuzla Lake (Tuzla Gölü), as well as monuments, tombs, and statues. Green hills, sandy beaches, and blue waters are actual resting place of the brave soldiers who lost their lives here.

Transports to Çanakkale are organized from Gallipoli, Kilitbahir, and Eceabat points by passenger ferries and car ferries.