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Canakkale - Troy - Assos - Tenedos

Çanakkale province lies in Northwest Türkiye, close to the Dardanelles. We begin by visiting the ruins of the legendary city of Troy, immortalized by Homer in the Iliad. We'll have lunch in the harbor of ancient Assos, where Aristotle spent three years teaching. The site is famous for its magnificent fortifications and its Temple of Athena, which is the only Doric Temple in Anatolia. Just outside Assos is a handsome late 14th century Ottoman bridge across the river Tuzla. Our next stop is the Island of Tenedos, which lies almost directly opposite Troy. The island has been inhabited for at least five thousand years. Its first inhabitants were the Pelasgians. Thereafter it was ruled by Greeks, Persians, Romans, Byzantines, the Genoese and lastly the Ottomans. Despite its small size, its strategic position close to the mouth of the Dardanelles gave it considerable importance. Today it is noted for its fine beaches, wines and an impressive fortress.

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