Eceabat Things to Do

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    Kilye Bay Information Centre

    by Willettsworld Written Mar 6, 2010
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    This information centre is located about 2km north of Eceabat, overlooking Kilye Bay. This was the first place I stopped at on my Gallipoli driving tour and the centre includes lots of information on the Gallipoli campaign including photos, maps and a model of the peninsula. Not overly interesting as the Kabatepe Information Centre & Museum is better (see my Gallipoli page below) but this centre is free.

    Open: 9am-noon & 1-5pm. Admission: Free.

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    Kilitbahir - Namazgah Redoubt

    by Willettsworld Written Mar 6, 2010
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    On the road south of Kilitbahir Fortress are a number of old earthen gun ramparts and concrete ammunition bunkers that form the impressive Namazgah Redoubt. They were built in the 1890s and formed, in 1915, part of the defence system of forts, ramparts and mines set up to prevent foreign naval passage of the straits. The great heavy cannon which were sited here are long gone but the gun positions are still visible and one can imagine, on 18 March 1915, the shells being conveyed up from the ammunition bunkers to keep the guns firing during the Allied naval attack.

    Open: Tue-Sun.

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    • Castles and Palaces
    • Historical Travel

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    Kilitbahir Fortress

    by Willettsworld Written Mar 6, 2010
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    Directly across the Narrows of the Dardanelles lies the magnificent fortress of Kilitbahir, meaning the "Lock of the Sea". Like Cimenlik Castle at Canakkale, Kilitbahir was built by Sultan Mehmet II, the Conqueror, in 1452. The two fortresses guarded the Narrows from any fleet coming from Europe to assist Constantinople (Istanbul) then under siege by Mehmet. There's a small museum that exhibits rusty weapons, pocket watches, utensils, canteens, belt buckles etc that have been unearthed from the Gallipoli campaign nearby.

    Open: 8am-noon & 1-7pm Tue-Sun. Admission: TL3.

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    • Castles and Palaces
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    Respect for History Park

    by Willettsworld Written Mar 6, 2010
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    This is an open-air museum that's located between the sea and the main road, just south of the ferry terminal. It contains some memorial bronze sculpture, some rusty tools and such like that have been unearthed in the area that were used during the Gallipoli campaign, a panoramic battle scene, busts of Turkish generals, including, of course, Ataturk, and a simply huge relief model of the Gallipoli peninsula so as to get your bearings before you start exploring the battlefields, memorials and cemeteries.

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    Views from the hill

    by Willettsworld Written Mar 6, 2010
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    There's a strange green hill in the middle of Eceabat which I went to explore when I arrived, expecting it to hold some remnants of a fort or something. Alas, no or I don't think so as there are some stone structures on it and up against the foot of it but I have no idea what they once were. Anyway, the views from the top over the town are pretty good, especially late in the afternoon as the sun sets over the town from the higher hills that lie behind.

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    Fishing harbour

    by Willettsworld Written Mar 6, 2010
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    Like most coastal settlements in Turkey, Eceabat has a fishing harbour which you can around and explore. There's also a path along the ferry harbour wall which I walked along which gives a nice view of the town.

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    Historical visit to sites on the peninsula

    by mel_bee Updated Mar 18, 2003
    Monument to the fallen

    More pictures will follow. Rather than take the 6 hour guided tour I visited the sites by car with a friend I met at the hotel (thanks Karen for driving me around on some rather precarious roads!). This was better as I could spend as little or as much time visiting places.

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    Ataturk Square

    by Willettsworld Written Mar 6, 2010
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    Every town has one and Eceabat is no exception. Here's the obligatory Ataturk statue with my hotel behind. He looks over the towns small square which I've named after him.

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