Travel back in time to the era of the Trojan War and immerse yourself in the legends of antiquity, such as Helen of Troy, Achilles, and the epic tales penned by Homer. This full-day exploration of the historical city of Troy, known as “Truva,” unveils a world rich in history and myth.
The day begins early as you depart from various convenient meeting points in Istanbul, including Taksim, Beşiktaş, Beyoğlu, Şişli, Ortaköy, and Bebek. For those in specific areas like Sultanahmet, Beyazıd, Sirkeci, Laleli, Aksaray, and the airport vicinity, hotel pick-ups are available. From there, you’ll be transferred to Ataturk Airport before making your way to Troy.
As you arrive, savor a delectable lunch at a restaurant overlooking the picturesque Dardanelles. At 12:45 PM, set out to explore Troy, where the famed replica of the Trojan Horse from the movie “Troy” stands at the entrance of this legendary city.
Marvel at the remnants of city walls that trace back over 3,000 years, and acquaint yourself with the remarkable ruins and landmarks, including the Temple of Athena, Megaron House, and the Schliemann Trench. Traverse to the vicinity of Achilles’ demise near the Scaean Gate, and stand on the very ground where the Trojan Horse is believed to have entered, marked by the Gate of Troy VI.
Witness the vestiges of the Roman Bath, envision the Odeon where musical performances and poetry recitals once captivated audiences, and explore the Bouleuterion ruins – the assembly point for city citizens. Gain insight into everyday life within the city through the remains of the Agora (marketplace) and more.
Concluding your archaeological odyssey, your exploration of the ruins concludes at 5:00 PM, followed by a return transfer to Istanbul at 6:00 PM. The journey culminates with a hotel drop-off around 11:00 PM, completing a day of historical immersion and discovery.