Canakkale

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Gallipoli

 

 From a strategic and military point of view this small town is of major importance for it guards the entire strait of the Dardanelles at its narrowest point.  The strait joins the Aegean Sea to the Sea of Marmara.  It was known in antiquity as Hellespont.  Its present name is related to the myth of Dardanus, the legendary founder of Troy.

Its enormous strategical importance has always made it the object of attention.  We saw huge fortifications across the Dardanelles on the European side.

It was wonderful, but windy and cold, taking the ferry boat ride to the Gallipoli Peninsula.

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