For those of you who don’t know, Troy is most famous for being the location of the epic Greek Trojan War and is described in both Homer’s Iliad and Odyssey. For centuries, the story was regarded as just a myth, until the ruins were discovered.
There are infact 9 Troys…each built on top of each other, from 3000BC until AD 500. With debate still going on whether it was Troy VI or Troy VII that was Homer’s Troy.
After another hour’s drive we arrived at Çanakkale (passing another ‘Trojan Horse’ on the way).
We ate a late lunch - I was working my way through my ‘to eat’ list and so opted for the slightly random combination of a large meatball...
...followed by Turkish rice pudding (fırın sütlaç).
I split seafood dishes – sharing a prawn casserole and BBQ’d octopus – delicious!
As well as a couple of bottles of red wi…leading to a random dessert later in the night of an apple-pie tasting cheese dish! Very bizarre.
Ayvalik -> Troy -> Çanakkale