The best base for visits to Gallipoli, the Dardanelles and Troy is the town of Ã‡anakkale, on the Dardanelles’ Anatolian shore. Eceabat, on the Gallipoli peninsula shore, is closer but has fewer accommodations. Kilitbahir, across the Dardanelles from Ã‡anakkale, has a useful ferryboat dock, but no other travel services.
The nearest major airport is Istanbul, although Ã‡anakkale has a small airport which receives scheduled flights in the busy summer months.
The battlefields on the peninsula cover an extensive area from Abide – Cape Helles at the southern tip of the peninsula north for over 35 km (22 miles) to the Anafarta hills in the north.
The central point is the Ã‡anakkale Epic Presentation Center at Kabatepe, a dramatic building offering an elaborate hour-long multimedia presentation on the Gallipoli campaign, and a number of museum exhibits.