Without a doubt Troy is the most famous city of the ancient world, capital of a land of myths and legend, of heroes and Gods, and a land that Crowded House Tours can take you to.
This tour is specially designed for those visitors who want a more detailed tour with an expert guide, and who wish to walk in the footsteps of Achilles, Hector and the beautiful Helen and learn of how a long lost city was rediscovered.
For your convenience, our tour to Troy departs twice daily from Çanakkale, with both morning (8:30am) and afternoon (1:30pm) options available.
Your tour starts at the door of your hotel in Çanakkale, where you will be met by Crowded House Tour’s guide and board our private tour bus for the 45 minute trip to the ancient city of Troy.
During the tour your guide will explain the mythology surrounding Troy, as well as the history and discoveries of the archaeological excavations from its discovery by Heinrich Schliemann in the 1870s to the present day.
Nine cities have been discovered built one on top of the other dating back to before 3500 BC, with the city made famous by Homer in his book the Iliad describing the ten year war being just one of the layered settlements.
Not only will you see the still impressive defensive walls of the ancient city and learn the story of the Trojan War, but you will also be able to walk past the ruins of everyday houses dating back more than 3000 years, and walk the same paths as the people of the city did three millennia ago.
Following your tour, you will re-board our tour bus to be carried back to Çanakkale, to be dropped at your hotel door.
Walking along the 3700 year old city walls;
Standing before ancient sacrificial alters and the city’s open air theatre or Odeon;
Seeing the remains of the settlements of Troy laid one atop the other;
Looking at recent excavations at the site, which is still giving up its treasures after more than 150 years of archaeological work;
Learning from your guide the myths, legends and history of Troy, the fact and fiction that surround this ancient site.
08.00 Ferry to Canakkale for Troy Tour
08.45 Depart for Troy Tour
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12.00 Ferry back to Eceabat