Gallipoli peninsula, located at the North West of Anatolia, close to the ruins of Troy and Hellespont witnessed one of the crowded wars during World War One. This was the first battlefield for Anzac (Australian & New Zealand Army Corps). Today the peninsula is reserved as a national park where thousand of burials and cemetries are open for visits of the heroes. Prometheus Tour offer private & group tours to WWI Battlefields of Gallipoli peninsula. Special designed programs for April 25th Anzac Day Dawn Service are also available.
If you would like Prometheus Tour design you an unforgettable Gallipoli Tour contact us today for your personalized itinerary and rates.
At the entrance to the Gallipoli peninsula and the war cemeteries lies Kabatepe Museum, which boasts a large collection of documents, photographs, and other materials about the war. The letters to the families of the soldiers are particularly heart-breaking. Ariburnu and Anzac Cove are the most popular destinations on the peninsula. More than half of the 31 war cemeteries maintained by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission are located near Anzac Cove; the Commission has been looking after them for 85 years. One of the most important cemeteries en route to Chunuk Bair is Lone Pine; the solitary pine tree in the middle of this predominantly Australian cemetery was grown from the seed of a tree that stood here during the war. You can also see Turkish trenches and tunnels in this area. Further away is the 57th Regiment Cemetery and Memorial. At the entrance to the Cemetery stands the statue of veteran Huseyin Kacmaz who died in 1994, at the age of 108. The colossal Mehmetcik Memorial, unveiled in 1992, commemorates the Mehmetcik [a Turkish word, like “Johnny”, meaning simply “soldier”]. Chunuk Bair at the top of the hiltwas the main target of the ANZACs during the war and was briefly captured by New Zeatanders in August 1915; the inscription on the New Zealand National Monument reads: “From the Uttermost Ends of the Earth”. The statue of Ataturk in the same location bears an inscription that tells how the great Turkish leader had a narrow escape from death when a piece of shrapnel hit his pocke watch.
We can combine your private Gallipoli Tour with ancient Troy and Canakkale city visits. For 2 day / 1 night Gallipoli & Troy tour please contact us.