The lines between history and mythology become blurred when it comes to the city of Troy. The famous Siege of Troy, as depicted by Homer in the Iliad and Odyssey, is one of the most well known myths of the classical age. In 1870, ancient ruins believed to be those of Troy, were discovered and you will have a great opportunity to see these nine sites in the with our professional tour guide. The nine sites are actually archaeological layers that reveal the destruction and subsequent reconstruction of the city that occured through the ages, from the late stone age period (3500 BC) to to the time of the Romans (500 AD). They will illustrate the lifestyle and culture of the people in the settlement, and the archaeological and architectural features of the buildings at the site. You will hear fascinating stories of ancient times and may find yourself fantasizing about living during those days, while surrounded by the remains of mythical Troy.
06:30 You will be picked up from your hotel between 6.00 and 7.00 a.m.
07:00 Time for our departure to Troy on our luxury tour buses. We will stop for a hearty breakfast on the way.
12.00 Arrival in Eceabat. Here you will have time to relax and have a delicious lunch in a local restaurant.
13.00 Departure for the fully guided Travel in Turkey Tour of ancient Troy.
At the site you will be shown:
A replica of the famous Trojan horse, into which you can climb for photos.
Information centre about the excavations with displays and exhibits from the past and ongoing research and archaeological works.
The fortified walls of Troy Vl with its tower & entrance gateway.
Temple of Athena - the focal point of a great annual festival in honour of the goddess Athena during the era of the classical Greeks.
Schliemann’s trench – the first archaeological dig by the acknowledged discoverer of Troy.
The impressive entrance ramp to Troy ll.
The Sanctuary - an important religious centre during the Roman period.
The Odeon – also Roman, for the presentation of musical performances.
Current excavations in progress.
17.30 Conclusion of the Travel in Turkey Troy Tour.
18.00 Departure for Istanbul.
23.00 Arrival in Istanbul and transfer back to your hotels.
Troy Day Trip From Istanbul (By Bus)