Historical Exploration Date at Troy

Duration: Full Day
Budget: $40-$60

Experience an unforgettable date discovering the history and culture of ancient Troy together. Explore the 4,000 years old ruins, climb the city walls, try to imagine how life used to be and discuss your impressions with each other.

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  • Start your adventure with a morning road trip from Balıkesir to the city of Canakkale, where the ancient city of Troy is located. Once you reach Troy, begin your exploration by going around the archaeological site, viewing the crumbling city walls, the ancient theaters, and the symbolic wooden horse.
  • In the afternoon, share an exploratory walk around the city walls, and immerse yourselves in the ancient civilization that thrived here many centuries ago. Don't miss out on the chance to take plenty of photos, especially at the iconic wooden horse.
  • As the sun begins to set and casts a golden glow over the ruins, make sure to catch this magical moment. It's very romantic and makes for great photo opportunities.

Preparation steps:

  • You should first research about Troy, its history and its culture so you are well familiar with its background. Have a good breakfast because it's an all day event. Wear comfortable shoes as you will be doing a lot of walking and exploring.
  • Drive from Balıkesir to Canakkale is about 3 hours but it's worth it. Remember to pack a picnic basket with lunch and drinks, as there are no restaurants at the site. Also pack a light jacket or a sweater as it can be cooler in November.
  • Before leaving the ruins, make sure to buy a couple of souvenirs to remember this educational and exciting day.

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Some tips:

  • Troy is 3 hours drive from Balıkesir. It's best to start early in the morning. The site closes at dusk, so plan your day accordingly.
  • Remember to respect the site and not to climb or touch the artifacts because they are very old and fragile. Also, don't forget to take lots of photos as they make for good memories.
  • Being a historical site, there is a lot of walking involved. Make sure to wear comfortable shoes and clothing. The weather can change suddenly, so be prepared and dress in layers. Finally, don't forget to enjoy the day and make it a memorable one!

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