Troy (historical site)(Tevfikiye, 17100 Kalafat/Çanakkale province) – located 5 hours via car (346 km.) west of Istanbul, Troy was one of the richest cities of ancient times, and among the worldwide popular tourist attractions. Troy is located in the heart of nature in Çanakkale province. This ancient city (whose story was brought to life by the 2004 Hollywood/ Brad Pitt film of the same name) was founded 5,000 years ago and is now inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List.
Mentioned in many myths and legends, the magnificent city was uninterruptedly inhabited by settlers for more than 3,000 years. The city has a rich historical heritage and abounds in ancient monuments. The archaeological excavations are still under progress at Troy which is known to be the setting of Homer’s the Iliad and Odyssey.
Tour companies that provide excursions to this site are: www.cappadociatours.com; www.ctcturkey.com; www.gallipoli-tour.com; www.goreme.com; www.onthegotours.com; www.troytours.com;