1) Troy (Çanakkale, Turkey)
In north-western Turkey, the vibrant city of Canakkale sits on the Dardanelles Strait, a 60-mile narrow stretch of water which connects the Sea of Marmara and the Aegean Sea. Sharing its shore with both Europe and Asia, it is a popular yacht stop for those seeking to uncover more about the ancient history of the Aegean civilisations which are believed to have existed there since 3000 BC.
Just outside this beautiful harbour town, the ruins of one of the Aegean’s most famous landmarks awaits. For thousands of years Troy was shrouded in mystery. Did it ever truly exist, or was it simply a figment of literary history? A central battleground during the Trojan War, it wasn’t until the 19th century that the ‘lost city’ was uncovered by archaeologists. Now, its fascinating remains entice those island hopping their way across the Aegean Sea.