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Troy (Truva), Canakkale
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Gaze across the plains of Troy (Truva), where Odysseus once left the proverbial wooden horse in one of the most cunning war hoaxes in history. This World Heritage Site was the center of ancient civilizations from the early Bronze Age until Roman times. Driven by his childhood obsession with Homer's epic, German businessman Heinrich Schliemann excavated the remains of nine historical civilizations in the 1870s. Walk along the remnants of rough ancient walls and across a paved chariot ramp. With your imagination and the help of a guide you can picture how the famed city from The Iliad appeared. The layer of Roman Ilium is best-preserved with its bouleuterion (the city council) and a small theater. Kids will enjoy examining the mock Trojan horse in front of the entrance. Plan to visit Troy (Truva) during your Canakkale vacation using our convenient Canakkale vacation route planner.
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  • Makes you remember that people lived before you on your lands. 2-3 hours will be enough to see everything. Shop is terrible... 
  • There's a reason why all the photos posted are of the replica horse as there isn't really much left to see at Troy. The site has been destroyed and rebuilt so many times it was hard to get a coherent ...  more »
  • Although it is not very large, with a guide you'll enjoy it much, it is a beautiful and very peaceful historical place, learn a lot about the history of Troy and you can buy souvenirs.
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  • Nothing much but walls and stones, but it tells a beautiful story. You can see and feel how it used to be 5000- 6000 years ago. I was delighted when I saw a wall made of mud bricks, all excavated places, baths, homes, wells.
  • Great place to go for half a day. With a tour you get a lot more explanations!! Pretty interesting to walk somewhere so old.
  • Ruins Still haveing to take out. Lots of history with a guide, without it, probably you can't dimention the importances.. there is a big horse in the entrance for taking pictures. Probably quite similar as the real one.
  • We had a great morning here. When we arrived, it was quiet and we were the first people around the ruins. We enjoyed the views and the history. The car park is large and free. The shop and cafe was good.
  • Is this the real ancient Troy? Some say yes, some say no. But it doesn't really matter. It's old and it's impressive.