TROY-DAILY TOUR DEPARTS FROM ISTANBUL Troy, with its 4,000 years of history, is one of the most famous Archaeological Sites in the World. In scientific terms, its extensive remains are the most significant demonstration of the first contact between the Civilizations of Anatolia and the Mediterranean World. Moreover, the siege of Troy by Spartan and Achaean warriors from Greece in the 13th or 12th Century B.C., immortalized by Homer in the Iliad, has inspired great creative artists throughout the World ever since. The Archaeological Site of Troy is of immense significance in the understanding of the development of European civilization at a critical stage in its early development. It is, moreover, of exceptional cultural importance because of the profound influence of Homer’s Iliad on the creative arts over more than two millennia. 06:30 - 07:00 Pick-up from your hotel in Istanbul 07:00 - 07:15 Departure to Troy. 12:00 - 12:00 Arrive to Eceabat. Lunch by the Dardanelles. 13:00 After Lunch, cross over the Dardanelles by ferry to Canakkale, then drive to the Ancient City of Troy, famous with the legendary TROJAN HORSE from the times of Beautiful Helen, the Queen of Sparta and Paris, the Trojan Prince. You will see and hear about; The Trojan Horse, Helen of Troy, The Trojan Wars, Sacrificial Altars, the 3700 years old city walls, House of Troy 1 - 3.000 BC - 2.500 BC, The Bouleterium (Senate Building), The Odeon (Concert Hall), The Battle between Archiles and Paris, current excavations in progress and remain of the various cities from Troy I through to Troy IX. 18:00 Departure to Istanbul 23:00 Arrive in Istanbul Complimentary drop-off service is available to the Hotels. The duration of the tour is approximately 3 hours, but is flexible and depends on the weather and the size of the group.