GALLIPOLU

Gallipoli is a peninsula locality in north-western Turkey, close to Istanbul. The Gallipoli Peninsula is the site of extensive First World War battlefields and memorials on the north bank of the Dardanelles Strait. It is a commemorative site for the Allied (British Empire, France) and Turkish forces who fought, died and were wounded there.

The Gallipoli peninsula is one of the most sacred sites for the Turkish nation, with many monuments such as the Monument of Martyrs erected in the honor of the Turkish soldiers who died in the Battle of the Dardanelles against the Allied forces, whose defeat staved off a potential invasion of Turkey. The victory over the Allies is celebrated on 18 March as Çanakkale Victory, every year, with tens of thousands of Turks attending the events on the battlefields and memorials.

The area around Anzac Cove is particularly significant for Australians and New Zealanders, whose armies received their baptism in fire on the cliffs there, and carved a fine military reputation under extreme adversity and enormous loss of life; and this military disaster marked the beginning of a separate Australian and New Zealand nationhood. The 1915 landings and battles are commemorated by Australians and New Zealanders on ANZAC Day, 25 April, every year. At this time especially, Gallipoli becomes a place of pilgrimage for many Aussies and Kiwis who want to honor the memory of their forbears.

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In addition to the battle sites, there is plenty of pleasant vistas to be enjoyed in the peninsula, including pine forests, views over the sea from hilltops, and beautiful olive yards along

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There are three main battlefield areas - Cape Helles, Anzac / Pine Ridge and Suvla Bay Depending on how detailed your itinerary is, it would be possible to visit the main sites of interest, particularly around Cape Helles and Anzac/Pine Ridge, in a single day. More realistically, two or three days allows plenty of time for an extensive tour, taking in all the battlefield.

Aside from the 1915 battlefields, why not visit the new Gelibolu Milli Park visitors center where there are excellent displays relating to the natural history of the peninsula. You can also visit the ancient fortress of Kilitbahir south of Eceabat or take a ferry across the Straits to Asia; from Çanakkale, drive to what is reputed to be the site of Ancient Troy (signposted Troia) about 30 kilometres to the south.

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Ilhan Restaurant is one of the favorite sea food restaurant at this district , Try fried mussels and European pilchard.

ANTAKYA
BODRUM
ÇEŞME
İSTANBUL
İZMİR
KUŞADASI & EFES
ANTALYA
BLACKSEA COAST
BURSA
GALLIPOLI
CAPPADOCIA
LYKIA
MARDIN
NEMRUT
PAMUKKALE