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“If your Australian and in turkey you mustn't miss it”

Gallipoli National Park
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US$451.64*
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Gallipoli Battlefields Tour from Canakkale Port with Private Guide
Ranked #2 of 13 things to do in Gallipoli
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Gallipoli was the site of a major battle in World War I and this peninsula, part of the Dardanelles, is still remembered as a major defeat for the Allied Forces—and a springboard for the future Turkish leader Mustafa Kemal. The beautiful, quiet park is dotted with memorials and other features; it is the site of a big annual memorial for the thousands of Australian and New Zealand forces who died here.
Halkidiki Region, Greece
Level 6 Contributor
365 reviews
216 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 274 helpful votes
“If your Australian and in turkey you mustn't miss it”
Reviewed 8 January 2014

In the course of the past year I have visited this site three times. I am living in turkey and have bought visitors here on every occasion and each time I come it catches my breath that such tragedy occurred here. The national park and monuments are a fitting commemoration to all that lost their lives here. You need to leave plenty of time, at least 6 hours if you are going to see all there is to see.

Visited January 2014
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English first
Santa Rosa, California
Level 6 Contributor
124 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“Not to be missed, though it's story hits you so hard!”
Reviewed 10 November 2013

It is an extensive national park. There are cemeteries and memorial monuments throughout. Please be sure to have read the history of what happened here in World War One before arriving. The Turkish government has developed a national park that very clearly, sadly, emotionally, presents the awful events that happened here. One cannot help but be moved by visiting the different battlefields and cemeteries memorializing the brave soldiers who met and died here. High on the hillside facing the Dardanelles is an enormous sign that reads, in Turkish, to the effect that all who pass here must remember what happened here. If only the world had...

Visited October 2013
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Adelaide, Australia
Level 6 Contributor
127 reviews
96 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Very sad feeling”
Reviewed 24 October 2013

Felt very sad that so many soldiers were killed unnecessarily, and very angry at the British, for allowing this to happen. Visited all the memorials on the peninsula, and must see the monument of Ataturk, where is addresses the mothers of the soldiers who were killed.

Visited September 2013
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Geeveston, Australia
Level 6 Contributor
295 reviews
142 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
“Awesome”
Reviewed 13 October 2013

Spent a day and a half covering a lot of ground all over the battlefields. Such a waste, but it has been beautifully looked after by the Turkish and Australian governments and people. Worth seeing and spending some time pondering the total stupidity of us humans.

Visited September 2013
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Bolton
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48 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“A very moving experience”
Reviewed 13 September 2013

We took a tour from our cruise ship to the Gallipoli National Park and Battlefields as both our grandfathers had served there. We did not visit the UK landing sites where our grandfathers were but did see the ANZAC and Turkish sites. Our guide was excellent, full of knowledge and he had a real interest in imparting the history and background to the conflict to us in an impartial way. The landscape is so beautiful it is hard to imagine the horrors that soldiers on both sides of the conflict faced.

Visited August 2013
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