Troy

Troy only 2,5 hours drive from Ayvalik isn’t the place to be missed. It was a city, both factual and legendary, located southeast of the Dardanelles and beside Mount Ida. It is best known for being the setting of the Trojan War described in the Greek Epic Cycle and especially in the Iliad, one of the two epic poems attributed to Homer. Metrical evidence from the Iliad and the Odyssey seems to show that the name Ilion formerly began with a digamma: Wilion. This was later supported by the Hittite form Wilusa.

Today, the hill at Hisarlik has given its name to a small village near the ruins, supporting the tourist trade visiting the Troia archaeological site. It lies within the province of Çanakkale, some 30 km southwest of the provincial capital, also called Çanakkale.

Troia was added to the UNESCO World Heritage list in 1998.

Guided Tours or transfers can also be provided to Troia. Please advise with the office.