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About Gallipoli Peninsula

Gallipoli Peninsula is an ancient and fascinating site that dates back as far as the Ottoman era, boasting one of the remaining preserved historical sites of the country, with spectacular views, beautiful scenery and a host of key sites and attractions.

Airports

Gallipoli Peninsula airports include:
•Domestic airport at Canakkale
•Antalya International Airport, Antalya
•Atatürk International Airport - Istanbul

Conservation

The Gallipoli Peninsula conservation efforts in place are vital to protect one of Turkey's ancient historical locations, and as such there are a number of initiatives in place to preserve the monuments and surrounding natural landscapes and remaining natural woodlands.

Culture

Gallipoli Peninsula cultures includes the following:
•History plays a vital role in the region's heritage and culture
•Literature also plays a major role in documenting the region's historical events

Health

Gallipoli Peninsula health precautions include the following:
•There have been some outbreaks of Malaria in certain parts of the country
•It is best to avoid tap water, and stick to bottled water
•Vaccinations are essential when travelling to the country as a whole
•Medical facilities are only available in Istanbul and other nearby cities
•Wild animals in Gallipoli may pose a rabies risk

Languages

Gallipoli Peninsula languages include:
•Turkish
•Kurdish, Zaza, Arabic, Laz
•English

Malaria

Malaria outbreaks have recently been reported in the south-eastern parts of the country, meaning that Gallipoli Peninsula malaria medication is recommended if travelling in these parts after or before visiting the peninsula. Your doctor may advise you to take malaria medication as a precaution even if you are not travelling directly to this part of the country.

Money

Gallipoli Peninsula money and banking info includes:
•There are no banking facilities within the national park and peninsula itself, however banking facilities can be found in nearby towns or in Istanbul
•Make sure that you draw enough cash to see you through your time in Gallipoli

People

Famous Gallipoli Peninsula people in history include:
•Salih Yazıcı - 14th Century scribe; writer of the masnavi Shemsiyye
•Ahmed Bican - writer
•Mehmed Yazıcıoğlu - writer of the Muhammediyye
•Mustafa Ali (1541,1600) - Ottoman historian, politician and writer

Phrase

Gallapoli Peninsula local phrases include:
•Merhaba (Mer-ha-ba) Hello
•Gunaydin (guen-eye dhun) Good morning
•Evet (Eh-vet) Yes
•Hayir (h-eye-uhr) No
•Lutfen (lewt-fen) Please

Plants

Gallipoli Peninsula plants include a number of edible crop plants such as strawberries and olives, along with coastal vegetation, orchards, natural woodlands and wooded valleys. The area is fertile and lush, making it one of the most vegetated areas of Turkey.

Religion

Gallipoli Peninsula religion includes the following:
•Roman Catholic
•Greek Orthodox
•Armenian and Greek Catholics

Safety Tips

Gallipoli Peninsula safety tips include the following:
•The area is generally safe for tourists to visit, as a known tourist area
•Wildlife may pose a risk, do not approach wildlife, especially wild boar, which can be dangerous
•Like any outdoor area with wildlife nearby, rabies can be a small risk, be careful when coming into contact with smaller mammals such as rabbits

Transport

Gallipoli Peninsula local transport includes the following options:
•Road
•Ferry
•Air

Travel Books

Gallipoli Peninsula recommended travel books include:
•GALLIPOLI: THE OTTOMAN CAMPAIGN by Edward J. Erickson
•Turn Right at Istanbul: A Walk on the Gallipoli Peninsula by Tony Wright
•ANZAC - THE LANDING: Gallipoli by Stephen Chambers
•Reconsidering Gallipoli by Jenny Macleod
•The fight for Constantinople: a story of the Gallipoli Peninsula by Percy F Westerman and W Edward Wigfull

What To Buy

What to buy for holidays in Gallipoli Peninsula:
•Spare batteries for torches and camera
•Guide books, bird books, Arabic phrase books
•Thick socks for hiking boots
•First aid kit for travel purposes
•Large refillable water bottle, or plenty of bottled water

What To Pack

What to pack for safari in Turkey:
•Sunscreen, sunhat and sunglasses
•Comfortable walking shoes plus sandals
•Warm jacket for cooler days
•Camera with spare batteries and memory card/film
•Binoculars for bird spotting

When To Go

When to go to Gallipoli Peninsula:
•Spring has the best weather, with long days and the less tourists
•Autumn has mild weather, with shorter days and more rain
•Summer is hot, with clear weather and more tourists
•Winter is typically cold and wet, and the least amount of tourists

 

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