We did the trip from Istanbul and spent the day touring the battlefields. I recommend getting a local guide as the information they have makes all the difference
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This is a well kept area so thank you to the Turkish people....so much feeling here for the poor soldiers that laid their lives down all that time ago.....I went with a small tour group through Intrepid and it was thoroughly worth it.
The beautiful terrain and many well crafted monuments to World War I cover many many miles, laid out mostly on 1-way roads. To minimize the crowds and hundreds of buses and cars avoid going on a weekend or holiday. The reenactment program at one museum...More
High overlooking the beach, and with the graves and inscribed names of so many soldiers who died in the conflict, this is a frequently visited site by Auzzies and Kiwis - but it should be by others too. Hundreds of thousands of casualties on all...More
I have to say it was very emotional , really opened my eyes to what people who have gone before us had to endure. Setting of graves/memorials gives you a very peaceful feeling we had a car so was able to do it unrushed.
Two nations once at war. One invaded and one defended. Turkey has done a immensely wonderful act in protecting this peninsula to show both the sides of the battles fought here.
You are actually living the battle of Gallipoli. We had perfect guide with extensive historical and strategy knowledge, who guided us through all memorials. Stories about the soldier lives on both sides, way of fighting, tactics and mistakes of the soldiers ... one of the...More
The whole National Park highlights the tragedies of war. A once historic place of horror, is now a place of honour. From courage and significant casualties, grew a significant place of commemoration. With past heroism, to present heartbreak. From ravage and rivalry, to roses and...More
This area with all its cemeteries is a sad reminder of the ravages of war. But what were the turks to do other than defend their homeland against the aggressors who paid a heavy price here. The national park park with its sea views and...More
Would recommend a car to travel around the area. You will just happen upon the many memorials and cemeteries. A fascinating the moving reminder of WW1 history from 1915.