Troy Tour from Istanbul
Probably best known for its Trojan War, and the siege of Troy by Spartan and Achaean warriors from Greece in the 13th or 12th century B.C., it was immortalized in Homer’s Iliad. Visit ancient Troy and learn about its importance in Greek Mythology and its importance in the Trojan War in this full day tour from Istanbul.
Your Troy Tour from Istanbul starts with a pick up from your hotel in Taksim between 06.00 – 06.30am or your Sultanahmet Hotel between 6.30-7.00am. We then start our drive to Troy, stopping for breakfast approximately halfway.
On arrival in Eceabat we will have lunch in a local restaurant before setting off for the site of ancient Troy where you will learn about the ancient Greek mythology surrounding this site and the history of the Trojan War.
Steeped in over 4,000 years of history, Troy is one of the world’s most famous archaeological sites. Troy, with its 4,000 years of history, is one of the most famous archaeological sites in the world. First excavated by famous archaeologist Heinrich Schliemann in 1870, the ruins of Troy are a legacy of the first contact between the Anatolian civilizations and the Mediterranean World.
Highlights of your tour will include:
- The Trojan Horse
- Sacrificial altars
- The 3700 year old city walls
- Houses of Troy I, 3000 B.C. – 2500 B.C.
- The Bouleuterion (Senate Building)
- The Odeon (Concert Hall)
- Remains of the various cities from Troy I through
to Troy IX.
- Ferry back to Eceabat
At the end of the day we will set off for Istanbul, making a comfort stop half way. We will arrive back at approximately 10.30pm, and you will be dropped back at your hotel.
Note: Bus transport from Canakkale to Kusadasi / Selcuk can be arranged for those travellers not returning to Istanbul at the end of the tour.
- Transport in an air-conditioned, non-smoking vehicle
- Breakfast on the way from Istanbul to Eceabat
- English speaking tour guide
- Entrance fee to the Troy site
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