This Yachting Land Adventure explores one of the most famous ancient sites in the world: legendary Troy. The name Troy refers both to the remains of a Bronze Age fortress at Hisarlik Hill near the entrance of the Dardanelles, and the legendary city of King Priam that was destroyed by Acheans in the Trojan War. The hill is associated with the sagas of the Trojan War and its description by Homer (750 BC) in his two epic poems "The Iliad" and "The Odyssey." Archaeological digs have revealed nine cities and various ruins of the city walls, typical house foundations, a temple and a theater. There is also a symbolic "Wooden Horse" near the site. Next to the entrance of the site you can see a small museum, where samples of the pottery work and finds from the east gate of Troy V, Temple of Athena, the Roman Theater and senate building are on display. After a short break outside of the Troy, you will drive back to the Archaeological Museum of Canakkale City. The archaeological museum houses many objects distributed in 5 different halls; Canakkale ceramics from 17th century to 20th centuries showing the city as one of the most important cities of ceramic production during the Ottoman Empire. View chest of drawers from the 19th century used in the oldest mansions of Canakkale indicating the best samples of wooden workmanship of the era, tomb steles from Kyzikos in Mysia and ancient towns of Troas region, many findings from Troy, arts discovered in Can and Yenice tumulus dating from Hellenistic period, findings from the ruins of Dardanos tumulus from 6th and 2nd centuries BC, and sculptural and architectural findings from Assos (Behramkale) and Gulpinar (Apollon Smintheion Holy Area). At the end of the visits, return to Kepez Port to rejoin the yacht.
Notes: Please wear comfortable walking shoes. A minimum participation is required to operate all Yachting Land Adventures and some have limited capacity. This program is booked onboard only so please make your reservations as soon as possible after boarding to avoid disappointment. All adventures and prices in the SeaDream Yachting Land Adventures program are subject to change. Not all of the land adventures shown will be offered on all voyages and departure times are subject to change. Additional land adventures and/or updated information, pricing and departure times will be mailed to our guests with the documentation package sent approximately 30 days prior to embarkation, under the "Yachting Land Adventures" tab. Final pricing and departures times will be published onboard.
Port: Kepez (Troy & Gallipoli)
Duration: 3 hours
Voyages where this land adventure can be found:
- Sep 27, 2014 - Athens (Piraeus) - Istanbul
- Aug 23, 2014 - Athens (Piraeus) - Istanbul
- Aug 30, 2014 - Istanbul - Istanbul
- Sep 06, 2014 - Istanbul - Athens (Piraeus)
- May 21, 2015 - Istanbul to Athens (Piraeus)
- May 30, 2015 - Athens (Piraeus) to Istanbul
- Aug 22, 2015 - Athens (Piraeus) to Istanbul
- Sep 11, 2015 - Istanbul to Venice
- Oct 10, 2015 - Istanbul to Athens (Piraeus)
- Jul 11, 2015 - Athens (Piraeus) to Istanbul