Escursioni a Canakkale: Troy was a city, both factual and legendary; in northwest Anatolia in what is now Turkey, south of the southwest end of the Dardanelles / Hellespont and northwest of Mount Ida. It is best known for being the setting of the Trojan War described in the Greek Epic Cycle and especially in the Iliad, one of the two epic poems attributed to Homer. Metrical evidence from the Iliad and the Odyssey seems to show that the name ????? (Ilion) formerly began with a digamma: ?????? (Wilion). This was later supported by the Hittite form Wilusa. A new city called Ilium was founded on the site in the reign of the Roman Emperor Augustus. It flourished until the establishment of Constantinople and declined gradually during the Byzantine era.
The Canakale Museum: Founded 1936 in an old church and the building were later reconstructed in 1960. The museum later moved to the new building on Ataturk Caddesi in 1984. In the garden of the museum there are reliefs, headstones and tablets.
In the museum , several archaeological works which were excavated from Troya , Bozcaada , Gokceada , Assos , Alexandreia Troas , Gulp?nar , Dardanos , Yenice , Can and Gumuscay are being exhibited. The collections on display are rich in terms of coins and glassware. The sarcophagi of a girl is an important piece that depicts Greeks returning home and sacrificing the their captive , a young girl named Polyksena. Anther masterpiece on display is the small statuette of Aphrodite that was made of baked clay and found at the Dardanos tumulus.
Pick up/Meeting point: pick up from port and drop from port.
Duration: 4 hrs.