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Gallipoli was the site of a major battle in World War I and this peninsula, part of the Dardanelles, is still remembered as a major defeat for the Allied Forces—and a springboard for the future Turkish leader Mustafa Kemal. The beautiful, quiet park...more
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What an amazing experience this was. I booked my tour guide Barış Yeşildağ through my hotel Akol in Canakkale. He knows and speaks fluent English. My son who is 14 had a amazing and awesome experience expanding his knowledge and getting educated on the significance...More
I have wanted to visit for ever and was not disappointed. I loved it there. My grandfather fought in the great war and I was very lucky to be where he had walked. Everything is beautifully marked and very safe. I felt honoured to visit...More
We travelled approximately 4000 kms around Turkey, commencing in Istanbul and finally boarding a ferry from Canakkale, across the Darneldenelles, and culminating our trip in Gallipoli/Istanbul.
My first impression on arrival in Gallipoli was the size of Anzac cove. The cove is best known for...More
A very beautiful peninsula and worth a morning or afternoon to explore. A very significant lesson can be had from this tragic war grounds .
Google before and get a guide, too many stories that don't need to be forgotten .
I spent a day travelling around the peninsular (hire car) and what struck me most was how one-sided we all are. When I went to the Turkish memorials (and the excellent Visitors centre) there were bus loads of Turkish tourists. But at the Allies sites,...More
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We used Crowded House (based in Eceabat) - as per our review. They do very good tours and they are 'local' to Gallipoli. The snag with companies based in Istanbul can be a lack of local knowledge. Bear in mind that the... More
We used Crowded House (based in Eceabat) - as per our review. They do very good tours and they are 'local' to Gallipoli. The snag with companies based in Istanbul can be a lack of local knowledge. Bear in mind that the journey each way from Istanbul is 4 hours, and to get value from your visit to the former battlefields on the peninsula you need to spend at least 6 hours; so a one day trip makes for a very long day!