Akol

3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 Stars

Kordon oyu, Canakkale, Turkish Aegean Coast, 17100, Turkey

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84%

Satisfaction Very Good
Excellent
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Very Good
25%
46
Average
46%
83
Poor
10%
19
Terrible
4%
8

Value Score Poor Value

Costs 82% more than similarly rated 3.5 star hotels

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  • Solo45
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    This is not a four star hotel

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    We are currently on a 6 months driving tour around Europe. This is one of the worse supposed 4 star hotels that we have stayed in. We have booked 3 rooms for our extended family.
    The Reception staff are surly and unhelpful. Most do not speak English.
    The rooms, although large with a balcony and lovely views over the Dardenelles, are showing their age. There are water marks along the top of the walls, the pain is bubbling in large patches of damp. The walls are very thin and the noise can be quite bad. The bedside tables were sticky and dusty.
    The bathroom has large patches of black mould on the grouting. The toilet is not secured to the floor, therefore it rocks when sat on. The rooms stink of mould as there are no exhaust fans in the bathrooms. When I asked for my shampoos to be replaced, I had to explain myself to four different staff members. I asked for the mould to be cleaned and was told NO. Cleaners don't do that.
    The buffet breakfast has a large selection of various local foods however the bread and rolls are stale, as are the cornflakes. The hot breakfast is questionable to say the least. The juice is diet cordial.
    Parking, although advertised as free, is not. It is 15TL a day. The restaurant and drinks are very, very expensive.
    Wifi is advertised but not available in all rooms.

    Unique Quality: great views

    Directions: on the boardwalk opposite the ferry terminal

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Forum Posts

One day tour of Troy and Gallipoli

by julia953

We are going to come to Canakkale and stay on 9 April and the nextday we want to tour bth sights then head off to Istanbul

Which company tours both sites in a day and how much will it cost?

Also how much will a bus cost to get us back to the Sultanahmet area of Istanbul?

Kind regards,
Julia

Also we are hoping to travel here by bus from Kusadasi does Truva offer such a service still?

Re: One day tour of Troy and Gallipoli

by balhannah

I travelled from Istanbul to Canakkale last year with Truva, cost 30tl, then went from Canakkale to Izmir with Truva. check my Canakkale & Gallipoli pages for information on what the tours entail. Click on "balhannah' above photo to take you to those pages

Re: One day tour of Troy and Gallipoli

by al2401

That is a lot to do in a day. I left Canakkale early for Galipolli and got into Istanbul late afternoon travelling on from Galipolli. That was without going to Troy first which as you know is in the other direction. I did spend a bit of time at Galipolli. It sounds like you want to do both things, return to Canakkale and then travel to Istanbul - have I got that right?

Re: One day tour of Troy and Gallipoli

by balhannah

You probably would need 3days, 1 day travel to Istanbul, 1day travel from Kusadasi or Izmir to Canakkale, and a day to see Troy, canakkale & Gallipoli

Re: One day tour of Troy and Gallipoli

by theplummedgoose

as most people do İstanbul-çanakkale-izmir all the tours are organised that way.

all daily tours to the battlefields start at 12h30 to finish around 17h30/18h00.
all daily tours to troy start at 08h30 to finish at 11h30/12h00.

In your case the best would be to make your way to çanakkale on day 1 from kuşadasi via izmir.

do both the troy and gallipoli tour on day 2.

move on to istanbul.

you can stay in çanakkale or in eceabat or in the national park.

Travel Tips for Canakkale

Çanakkale Historical background

by Kuznetsov_Sergey

Çanakkale is a town and seaport on the Asian coast of the Dardanelles at their narrowest point. It was an Ottoman fortress called Sultaniye kalesi (Fortress of the Sultan).

This place is famous first of all because of the Persian King Xerxes who built his bridge of boats across the narrowest point of Dardanelles to land 100.000 troops on Thrace as part of his planned conquest of Europe. Xerxes' first attempt to bridge the Hellespont ended in failure when a storm destroyed the flax and papyrus bridge. Xerxes ordered the Hellespont whipped three hundred times and had fetters thrown into the water. Xerxes' second attempt to bridge the Hellespont was successful.

Alexander the Great began his eastern campaign by crossing the strait here. There were Arab and Crusader invasions in the following centuries.

You may watch my high resolution photo of Çanakkale on the Google Earth according to the following coordinates 40° 9' 7.13" N 26° 24' 15.36" E or on my Google Earth Panoramio Çanakkale .

Archaeology Museum

by Willettsworld

This museum is located about 1.5km south of the town centre on the main road that goes to Troy. It's exhibits are those from Troy, Assos and Dardanos, an ancient site about 10km south-west of the town. They have two sarcophagi that are of the highest quality, one of which is said to be the oldest in Anatolia. The lighting isn't the best for photos but there's a lot of exhibits outside.

Open: 8am-5pm. Admission: TL5.

Troy

by Willettsworld

Legendary Troy proved to be fact when, in the 1870s, a wealthy German businessman, Heinrich Schliemann, began excavating in this area. He discovered the ruins of a series of ancient cities dating from the Bronze Age to the Roman period. Schliemann declared one of these cities — at first Troy I, later Troy II — to be the city of Troy, and this identification was widely accepted at that time.

Located about 30km south-west of Canakkale, there is, in fact, more than one Troy. Altogether there are nine - dating from around 3,000 BC to the 5th century AD. Each one is built on top of the last which means that Troy was built in different layers through the centuries. This means you have to use your imagination and the reconstruction plans to get some idea as to what the ruins might have looked like. The 7th Troy is most likely to have been the setting for Homer's famous Iliad - an epic poem of the Trojan War, said to be among the oldest extant works of Western literature, dating to around the eighth century BC.

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Address: Kordon oyu, Canakkale, Turkish Aegean Coast, 17100, Turkey