Cultural in Edirne

Tarihi Kırkpınar Yağlı Güreş Festivali

This testosterone-charged sporting event is famous throughout Turkey and attracts enormous crowds to Edirne for four days in late June or early July every year.
Cultural in Çanakkale

Troia Festival

Parades, concerts and exhibitions take over the kordon (waterfront promenade) and big-name Turkish music acts perform at free concerts in Cumhuriyet Meydanı for five days mid-August.
Sports in Çanakkale

Hellespont & Dardanelles Swim

On Turkey's Victory Day, the Dardanelles Strait is closed to maritime traffic for 1½ hours when swimmers race the 4.5km from Eceabat to Çanakkale.
Commemoration in Çanakkale

Anzac Day

Australians and New Zealanders descend on the Gallipoli Peninsula on and around 25 April.
Religious in Gökçeada

Greek Easter

Many former residents return to the island for Easter celebrations. Accommodation can be very difficult to secure.
Commemoration in Çanakkale

Çanakkale Naval Victory

Turks celebrate this WWI Dardanelles naval victory on 18 March.
Religious in Gökçeada

Festival of the Virgin Mary

Church services and feasts to celebrate the Virgin Mary.
Commemoration in Gallipoli Peninsula

Anzac Day

A sombre mood prevails at the dawn service marking the anniversary of the WWI landing of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (Anzacs) at Gallipoli, which attracts up to ten thousand travellers from Australia a…
Commemoration in Gallipoli Peninsula

Çanakkale Naval Victory Day

The Turkish WWI naval victory in the Dardanelles is commemorated in Çanakkale on 18 March. Politicians' speeches and plenty of flag-waving are the main features of the commemoration.