Gallipoli - Turkey Tours include Gallipoli
Turkey Tours include Gallipoli
Washed by the Aegean Sea to the west, the Gallipoli Peninsula is bordered to the east by the Dardanelles, a strategic waterway giving Access to the Sea of Marmara, the Bosphorus and Black Sea. In ancient times, this deep channel was called the Hellespont. Today, the peninsula is an unspoiled area of farmland and pine forest, with some lovely stretches of sandy beach. However, it was also the scene of one of the bloodiest campaigns of WWI, in which more than 500,000 Allied (Australian, British, French, Indian and New Zealand) and Turkish soldiers laid down their lives. The region has three museums, and is dotted with cemeteries and monuments. In 1973, the Gallipoli National Historic Park was created in recognition of the area’s great historical significance. ''Those heroes who shed their blood and lost their lives, you are now lying in the soil of a friendly country. Therefore rest in peace. There is no difference between the Johnnies and the Mehmets to us where they lie side by side in this country of ours. You, the mothers who sent their sons from far away countries wipe away your tears, your sonsa re now lying in our bosoms anda re in peace. After having lost their lives on this land they become our sons as well.’’ MUSTAFA KEMAL ATATURK Gallipoli Turkey : Turkey Travel Gallipoli Tour Packages Visiting Gallipoli Turkey by Turkey Travel in 2016. Gallipoli day trip from Istanbul and Turkey Travel Tour Packages include Gallipoli from Istanbul.