We made a short stop in the ruins of Troy (🎫 100 TRY). The site resembles an overgrown archaeological dig and it’s very difficult to imagine what the ancient city would have looked like. So, if you come to Troy expecting a rebuilt ancient city along the lines of Ephesus, you’ll be disappointed. Troy was an ancient city in northwestern Anatolia that holds an enduring place in both literature and archaeology. It occupied a key position on trade routes between Europe and Asia. The legend of the Trojan War fought between the Greeks and the people of Troy, is the most notable theme from ancient Greek literature and forms the basis of Homer’s Iliad. Although the actual nature and size of the historical settlement remain matters of scholarly debate, the ruins of Troy at Hisarlık, Turkey, are a key archaeological site whose many layers illustrate the gradual development of civilization in northwestern Asia Minor.

Parking location – Troy: 39.956231N 26.241439E (🅿️ – 40 TRY, 🚻)