Canakkale is the second city in Turkey after Istanbul that is established on the banks of a strait. Tourism and agriculture are the main sources of income in this city of 143,000 people.
Çanakkale is also known globally for the legendary heroic stories from the War of Independence. There is a gigantic war memorial and cemetery on the Gallipoli Peninsula. Places to visit apart from the memorial in Gallipoli are Aynalı Çarşı (Bazaar with Mirrors), the Trojan ancient city of Assos, and Behramkale. Turkey’s two islands Gökçeada (Imbros) and Bozcaada (Tenedos) are also part of the Çanakkale province. There are scheduled car ferry trips to both of the islands.
Summers in Çanakkale are hot and dry, and winters are mild and rainy. The Çanakkale Airport is 5 km from the city center. Small planes fly to and from the Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen and Ankara Esenboğa Airports.
You can reach the city center from Çanakkale Airport, which is located close to Çanakkale city center, by taxi, rental car, buses and private shuttles as well as you can reach the airport by your car.
Taking a taxi is the fastest and most comfortable alternative you can prefer to reach the city center from Çanakkale Airport. You can get to the city center in a very short time by taxis you can find at any time of the day.
The municipal buses are another alternative you can prefer to reach the city center from Çanakkale Airport. Moreover, you can get on the buses immediately after your plane lands at the airport without waiting for a long time thanks to the bus services arranged by Çanakkale Municipality according to the flights. The municipal buses depart from Çanakkale Airport and respectively pass through Troya Caddesi, Eski Tansaş, Atatürk Caddesi, Demircioğlu Caddesi, İskele, Kordon and Necippaşa Camii.
You can also prefer renting a car to get to the city center from Çanakkale Airport. You can prefer to reach the city center comfortably by renting one of the cars offered specially to you by the airport.Last Updated: February 09, 2017