Canakkale, like Istanbul has territory in both the Europe and Asia. It is a town and seaport, located on the narrowest point of the southern coast of the Dardanelles. The city has been host to many civilisations; the earliest settlements are thought to be 4000BC. However Çanakkale’s real history began with Troy between the years 3000 – 2000 BC and Gallipoli during World War I.The Historic National Park of the Gelibolu Peninsula was established to honour the 500,000 soldiers who lost their lives in Gelibolu .
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