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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Canakkale guards the Strait of the Dardanelles - postcard aerial picture Overcast day as we enter Canakkale Overcast day as we enter Canakkale Overcast day as we enter Canakkale Inside the local mosque in Canakkale Inside the local mosque in Canakkale Coming to the harbor Coming to the harbor Better view of the Strait of Daranelles Better view of the Strait of Daranelles By the harbor of Canakkale Ferry boat from Canakkale to the Gallipoli peninsula Sailing from Canakkale to Gallipoli Sailing from Canakkale to Gallipoli Leaving Canakkale on the ferry boat Similar to the ferry boat we were on Approaching Gallipoli On Gallipoli looking back to the Daranelles lightbox gallery cmsby VisualLightBox.com v6.1
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