Gallipoli is located in Turkish Thrace, the European part of Turkey, with the Aegean Sea to the west and the Dardanelles straits to the east. The name derives from the Greek Kallipolis (Καλλίπολις), meaning "Beautiful City".
The Gallipoli Peninsula is the site of extensive First World War battlefields and memorials on the north bank of the Dardanelles. A commemorative site for the Allied (British Empire, France) and Turkish forces that fought, died and were wounded there, the area around Anzac Cove is particularly significant for Australians and New Zealanders.
Other activities available in the area include sports facilities, camping, nature-trekking, botanical gardens, sea tours, fishing, diving and undersea photography.
Things to See & Do
* Gallipoli Peninsula Historical Memorial Park
* Sea tours
Cruise Season - Feb to Dec
Currency - New Turkish Lira (YTL)
Language - Turkish
Population - 75,000 approx (Cannakale)
Electricity - 2 round pins European style
Time - GMT/UTC plus two hours
International Country Telephone Code - + 90
Port Location - There is a new pier built in Kepez district of Canakkale, with bulk, general, passenger, Ro-Ro, warehouse and open storage facilities. It is the nearest passenger terminal to Troy for cruise ships.
Travel Links - Gallipoli can be accessed from Canakkale. Atlasjet offer night flights from Istanbul to Canakkale. By bus it is a long 6 hour ride from Istanbul or the Dardenelles. Car ferries run between Canakkale and Eceabat.