Compared to many of the other ancient sites that we visited throughout Turkey, this was a disappointment.
We used Crowded House Tours - well worth the money. Because of the complexity of the site - so many cities layered on top of each other - you really do need to engage a knowledgeable guide who can explain which wall is from what period. The wooden horse is, as mentioned below, a little cheesy but still fun to... More
there is a lot of history here with the various cities being built on top of each other and is easily accessible by Dolmus from Canakkale while not being that expensive to get in. It was a quite nice to vist a site that was not packed with other visitors. It was also great to visit to a place that... More
A small site that may yet have a story to tell. Unfortunately the first archeologist in modern times (who shall remain nameless) to begin exploring the site apparently used dynamite to remove the upper levels so that much information was lost forever. Still worth stopping at especially if you are planning to drive the coast road to Izmir.
If you like seeing the ruins, you will like this. The stones that was builts up to 1000 bc are still visible. 9 different eras can be seen here, Roman, Jewish, Islam... Etc, and how it evolved...
This was a stop on a tour of Turkey. Our tour director gave us a history lesson before arriving at the site and as we walked through the site, she continued with the history. I found it very interesting but I was there with a guide. The weather was very pleasant at the beginning of November,
Very interesting, but get there early to avoid swarms of tourists who especially like to pose with the 'wooden horse'.
Read negative comments before our visit and we nearly by passed Troy. Thank goodness we didn't as it was a great experience. Troy dates back to the Bronze Age and is numerous cities built on top of each other and with an amazing history. I suggest you read a little about Troy prior to your visit. Even Wikopedia will give... More
If you are expecting extensive and standing ruined buildings, you will be disappointed. We had a well-informed guide, so the site was more alive for us. It was still confusing and a little difficult to imagine the wonders of the past. Troy was inhabited for thousands of years... and so there are 9 settlements one on top of the other.... More
This place is definitely worth a visit, where you can see ruins of many generations in the same place. You will also get to see a replica of the wooden horse of Troy. However, do this only if you have ample time in your hand in istanbul as it will take one complete day to go and come back from... More
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