Çanakkale and its surroundings is a region where the Trojans first lived in 3200 BC. Later on, the Achaeans, Spartans, Persians and Macedonian Alexander succeeded in establishing superiority.
However, the struggle of domination between the death of Alexander and his soldiers worked for the Roman Empire and the Romans captured the Dardanelles area. When Rome broke up, the region became Byzantine. Although the hounders also dominated the region, this did not last long.
With the establishment of the independent Republic of Turkey it was also Çanakkale province.
The common economic activity in Çanakkale is agriculture. The territory of the region is extremely fertile and the climate is suitable for agriculture. Many varieties of vegetables and fruits grow with barley, wheat, sesame, tobacco, and its approach. Good yield is obtained from grapes, peaches, pears, cherries, plums. In addition, many vegetables such as eggplant, pepper, tomato and spinach cabbage are grown in Çanakkale.
Livestock activities such as sheep, goats, cattle and bees are common. In addition, fishing is among the most important livelihoods of the region. Fish diversity is also quite high.
More than half of the territory consists of forest areas. Therefore, forest products are one of the most important economic areas of the surrounding villages.
Places to See in Çanakkale
Çanakkale Martyrdom & Martyrs’ Memorial
Çanakkale Martyrdom & Martyrs Monument, built in the memory of Turkish soldiers who died in the Battle of Çanakkale in 1915 when World War II took place, welcomes all patriots since the day it was opened to visit.
Troy Ancient City
Among the places to visit in Çanakkale, Troy Ancient City, which inspired Homer, the writer of the Iliad and Odysseia epic; Wealth
It stands out because it is a historical stop that dates back almost 3,500 years and preserves its mystery as it was even though it was built over and over throughout history.
This mysterious city, which made its name on the World Heritage List and hosts the Trojan Horse, is also called in the Troia Region.
The famous Aynalı Çarşı, which is visited by large masses every year, has been the subject of Çanakkale Turks. Built in 1890, Aynalı Çarşı still maintains its vitality and historical value. The name of the bazaar has remained as the “Mirrored Bazaar” due to the fact that the mirror sale is too much.
Kilitbahir, built by Fatih Sultan Mehmet and home to a castle that managed to survive without any damage, means sea lock and deserves to be visited and seen as a village located in Gallipoli Peninsula.
The city of Conkbayırı, where the Battle of Conbayırı, where Mustafa Kemal Atatürk returned from death thanks to the clock in his chest pocket, is one of the must-see places when he comes to Çanakkale with a big history he witnessed.
Çanakkale Naval Museum
In addition to informing about the 1915 Naval and Land Wars, Çanakkale Naval Museum located in the center of the city was established to protect the Çimenlik Castle and the historical monuments and items in the castle and always await its visitors. The Naval Museum also includes sections such as Çanakkale Wars Specialization Library and Gift Building.
In the Battles of Çanakkale, the 57th Regiment Martyrdom, which was built in memory of the 57th Regiment soldiers under the command of Lieutenant Colonel Hüseyin Avni Bey, has been flooded since 1992, when it was opened to visitors.
Çanakkale Clock Tower, located in the heart of the city, is a building built in 1896. In addition to its height of 20 meters, it attracts attention with its aesthetic architecture. There is a fountain at the bottom of this 5-storey tower with a dial with a dial at the top.
Kazdağı National Park
Kazdağı National Park is one of the most beautiful spots of Çanakkale with its climate, geography and an immaculate nature. It stands out as a theme park where you can do activities such as picnics, hiking and camping.
This historical lantern belongs to very old times. Its name was Thenedos at the time of its construction. Do not miss the pleasure of exploring this historical building among the unique natural beauties of Çanakkale. Watching the sunset with your loved ones in this region will add a different meaning to your Çanakkale vacation.
Famous Tastes of Çanakkale
- Ma Scouring Soup
- The Tumbler
- Cowpea Meatballs
- Eggplant Closure
- Salt Sardine
- Fish Paste
- Marinated Anchovies
- Stuffed Mussels