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The territory of Canakkale, which rides the Dardanelles waterway in northwest Turkey, is a district wealthy in legend and fantasy. As per one of these fantasies, the waterway connecting the Aegean and Marmara oceans was made by the ocean god Poseidon, who split the land separated, permitting the waters to hurry through.

The city of Canakkale on the south bank was called Dardanos or Dardania by the Hellens after its legendary author Dardanos, the child of Zeus and Electra, and his grandson Ilos established the renowned city of Troy 30 kilometers toward the south.

The Canakkale Strait, as today is known, rivals the Bosphorus Strait regarding significant occasions ever, which it has seen. For instance, the Macedonian ruler Alexander the Great crossed the waterway on his route eastwards in 334 BC. In 1353 AD, Sultan Orhan Gazi crossed the other way throughout growing the youthful Ottoman Empire.

In Ottoman occasions Canakkale was known as Kale-I Sultaniye or Sultaniye Castle, after the valide (king mother). He established the city as per the popular seventeenth century Ottoman author Evliya Celebi. The château was worked during the rule of Sultan Mehmed II, who vanquished Istanbul during the fifteenth century. Evliya Celebi additionally discloses to us that the twin château on the north side of the waterway was worked during the reign of Mehmed IV in the second 50% of the seventeenth century and called Kale-I Hakaniye or Imperial Castle. Evliya Celebi depicts Canakkale as having such fine air and water that its occupants were frequently of incredible magnificence, and the men 'as husky as Algerian sailors'. He says that the city had numerous plantations and cultivates and was celebrated for its grapes, grape juice, wine, pickles grapes, grape molasses, and meatballs. We should add that Canakkale is likewise eminent for its breeze, which draws in huge quantities of windsurfers to the Aegean shoreline of the region all through the late spring months.

Canakkale is inseparably connected with two wars. The originally was the unbelievable Trojan War, which occurred around 1200 BC, and the second the Gallipoli Campaign, which occurred here 3115 years after the fact. The Battle of Conkbayiri and Colonel Mustafa Kemal, as Ataturk was at that point, strike a chord regarding the last mentioned. The folksong, which starts, 'The Aynali Bazaar in Canakkale/Mother I am headed toward battle the foe,' is a memory of those miserable occasions.

The Canakkale Campaign Museum in the château, the manor mosque, Canakkale Clock Tower, Yali Han, and Fatih Mosque are the city's chief sights. Voyaging southwards out of the city, make sure to stop at Intepe. Starting here, there is a dynamite see over the waterway, the Aegean, and the Gallipoli Peninsula on the contrary shore. Here history and nature are weaved, the monumental Canakkale War Memorial ascending from the Cape of Hisarlik at the southern furthest point of the promontory. In pre-winter, the vista is extraordinarily delightful, when the purplish blue waters of the waterway are outlined by the precarious lush shores of green pines and the blasting reds and yellows of the deciduous trees.

Proceeding past Troy, you go to a sign demonstrating the path to the island of Bozcaada and the antiquated city of Alexandreia Troas, which was established in 310 BC. Taking this street through pine woods and past towns carry you to Geyikli, where vehicle ships make customary outings to the island, an excursion of 25 minutes.

The conventional Ayazma Festival in festival of the grape collect happens here consistently somewhere in the range of 26 and 29 July. From the north shore of Bozcaada can be seen Turkey's biggest island, Gokceada (Imroz), to which there is an ordinary ferryboat administration from Canakkale. South of Alexandria Troas, referred to neighborhood individuals as Eski Istanbul Ici, is the Smintheion Sanctuary, whose Temple of Apollo is one of the three most wonderful sanctuaries in Turkey.

Further south is Turkey's westernmost point, close to the town of Babakale at the mouth of the Gulf of Edremit. To go along the inlet, you should take the fundamental street which crosses inland and takes you back to the coast at the antiquated city of Assos, where the little town of Behramkale lies on a precarious slope, at the highest point of which are the amazing remnants of the Temple of Athena.

From this vantage point, the Aegean stretches toward the south and west, toward the east is the wide circular segment of Kadirga Bay, and toward the north, a lavish green valley. At the point when you gaze directly down from the sanctuary to the coastline, you can recognize the marbles of the indented harbor shining greenish-blue underneath the water.

Kaz Dagi, the old Mount Ida, which ascends toward the north of Edremit, was the place where the world's first excellence challenge occurred by one of the numerous fantasies and legends related with the mountain. Inland among Assos and Canakkale lie the towns of Ezine, Bayramic, and Ayvacik, where neighborhood ladies from the once in the past itinerant Yoruk clans of this locale sell kilims.

Different spots worth visiting in the area are the town of Lapseki at the northwest mouth of the waterway, Biga on the Marmara Sea, Can with its coal mineshafts and pottery processing plant, Yenice only east of Can established by the Kizil Keceli group, and Bolayir, where the burial chambers of Gazi Suleyman Pasa and the artist Namik Kemal are arranged.

On the north shore of the waterway are Eceabat, site of Kilitbahir Castle, and Gelibolu, famous for its sardines and wonderful landscape.

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