Thrace & Marmara attractions

Mosque in Edirne

Selimiye Mosque

Designed by Ottoman architect Mimar Koca Sinan (1497–1588), whose best-known works adorn İstanbul's skyline, this exquisite World Heritage–listed mosque is Edirne's most cherished building. Built between 1569 and 15…
Archaeological Site in Troy

Ruins of Troy

If you come to Troy expecting a rebuilt ancient city along the lines of Ephesus, you'll be disappointed. The site resembles an overgrown archaeological dig and it's very difficult to imagine what the ancient city wo…
Mosque in Büyükçekmece

Sancaklar Camii

Cutting-edge architects are rarely given commissions to design religious buildings in modern-day Turkey, and as a result most contemporary mosques are uninspired pastiches of Ottoman-era structures. This extraordina…
Park in Gallipoli Peninsula

Gallipoli Campaign Historic Site

Set within the 33,500 hectares of the Gallipoli Peninsula, this historic site protects the cemeteries and battlefields of the Anzac campaign. There are currently 40 Allied war cemeteries at Gallipoli, and around 20 …
Synagogue in Edirne

Grand Synagogue of Edirne

Reopened after a 36-year closure and a five-year US$2.5 million restoration project, Edirne's Grand Synagogue is the sole reminder of when a community of more than 20,000 Sephardic Jews lived in the city. Built in 1…
Cemetery in Gallipoli Peninsula

Lone Pine Cemetery

Lone Pine is perhaps the most moving of all the Anzac cemeteries. Australian forces captured the Turkish positions here on the afternoon of 6 August 1915. During the battle, which was staged in an area the size of a…
Museum in Edirne

Museum of Health

The extremely beautiful darüşşifa (hospital) and tip medresesi (medical school) in the Sultan Beyazıt II mosque complex now house this museum tracing the history of Islamic medicine. Overseen by Trakya Üniversitesi,…
Cemetery in Gallipoli Peninsula

Chunuk Bair New Zealand Cemetery & Memorial

Chunuk Bair (Conk Bayiri in Turkish), was the first objective of the Allied landing in April 1915, and is now the site of of this cemetery and memorial, and the Conkbayırı Atatürk Anıtı, a huge statue of the Turkish…
Monument in Gallipoli Peninsula


On the morning of 7 August 1915, the 8th (Victorian) and 10th (Western Australian) Regiments of the third Light Horse Brigade vaulted out of their trenches at the Nek and into withering fire. They were cut down befo…
Bay in Gallipoli Peninsula

Anzac Cove (Anzac Koyu)

Initial Anzac landing site on the ill-fated morning of April 25 1915.