Gallipoli, meaning ‘Beautiful City’, is in the Turkish Thrace (the European part of Turkey) between the Aegean Sea and the Dardanelles Strait. The Gallipoli Peninsula is the location of the ANZAC landing during World War I, and it holds great significance as an important memorial site.
- easy access to the waterfront promenade
- close to bars, internet cafés and restaurants
- most cruise lines will offer free shuttles into the centre
- 400 metres to the ferry terminal for transfers to the Gallipoli Peninsula
- 600 metres to the Military Museum
How to Get Around
- Currency - the currency in Gallipoli is the Turkish lira. Coins come in 1, 5, 10, 25 and 50 kuru and 1 lira denominations. Notes come in 5, 10, 20, 50, 100 and 200-lira denominations.
- Time Zone - Gallipoli uses Eastern European Time (EET), which is 2 hours ahead of Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). Eastern European Summer Time (EEST) is 3 hours ahead of UTC.
- Weather - Gallipoli has a Mediterranean climate with hot, dry summers and warm, rainy winters. Temperatures range from 28° Celsius in July and August to 9° Celsius in January and February.
- Gallipoli National Park - the Gallipoli Peninsula is remembered for a major defeat for the Allied Forces during World War 1. These days this beautiful, quiet park is dotted with memorials. It is also the site of the annual service for the thousands of members of the Australian and New Zealand forces who died there.
- Canakkale Clock Tower - an icon of the waterfront, the 5-storey Ottoman clock tower located near the harbour dates back to 1897. It was funded solely by a Canakkale merchant, who bequeathed 100,000 gold francs for the purpose.
- Anzac Cove - for Australians, Anzac Cove is the best-known site in Gallipoli. ANZAC troops landed at dawn and by afternoon the beach was crowded with the dead and wounded. Over the course of the battle more than 28,000 Australian soldiers were killed or injured.
- Archaeological site of Troy - famous as the site of the Trojan War, the ancient city of Troy is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. With a history dating back 4,000 years, Troy is one of the most significant archaeological sites in the world. Excavations show this ancient city was built with foundations, theatres, a sewage system and bathhouses.