The city of Canakkale owes its importance to a strategic position at the narrows of Dardanelles. "Canakkale" means "Pottery Castle". The town was named after the ceramics industry, formerly flourishing here.
Most of the buildings in Canakkale have been re-built since the 1912 earthquake, and the few places of interest are situated within easy reach of the dock. It's about a 10-minute walk into the city but you'll need a taxi to reach the Canakkale Archaelogical Museum. After crossing the strait by ferry to Gallipoli Peninsula, you may spend a full or half day exploring the memorials, cemetries and beaches that remind of the horrors of ill-fated World War I campaign that started in 1915.
From port Canakkale are offered optional cruise excursions to the nearby Troy - with the legendary Wooden Horse replica, ancient ruins and stories about the epic battles that took place there.
Highlights: Gallipoli Peninsula, Site of Troy
Canakkale tours, shore excursions, hotels
City Tours and Shore Excursions
- Troy - Hisarlık is a small village at a hill near the Troia (ancient ruins) archaeological site. The site is located approx 30 km (19 ml) southwest from port Canakkale. In 1998, Troy was dec;ared an UNESCO World Heritage Site.
- Gallipoli Peninsula
- Anzac Cove
The Canakkale cruise port map is interactive. It shows the port's exact location, along with the real-time cruise ship traffic (if any) in its vicinity - today, and right now. By zooming-out you can see other cruise ship ports located near Canakkale, Troy, Turkey.
If you lose the Canakkale location on the map, simply reload the page (also with F5 button). This feature is integrated with the CruiseMapper's cruise ship tracker tracking the vessels' current positions at sea and in ports.
Port Canakkale cruise ship schedule shows timetable calendars of all arrival and departure dates by month. The port's schedule lists all ships (in links) with cruises going to or leaving from Canakkale, Troy, Turkey. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.
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