Amazing Day Trip from Istanbul
An amazing day trip from Istanbul! While it is a lot of travel time (by both bus and ferry), it is well worth it. Our guide was very knowledgeable and even impressed my boyfriend who studies classical Greek history. The lunch break was perfect timing to break-up the travel and the drivers went above and beyond to make the trip enjoyable. 10/10 recommend
Lonely Planet 2011
Recommended by readers, this gem of a backpackers occupies a fourstorey building just off the main square. The 24 comfortable, spick-and-span rooms and three dormitories edge Crowded House towards ‘boutique backpacker’ territory, as do the ground-floor bar and mezzanine breakfast area. Best of all is the welcome and professional service off ered by Ringo and the guys.
About Our Tours
Crowded House Tours
Based at the Hotel Crowded House in Eceabat; afternoon tours led by the indefatigable Bülent 'Bill' Korkmaz (p183) most informative and popular on the peninsula. You can combine a battleship tour with a morning of snorkelling TL25, including transportation and equipment) in Suvla Bay, north of Anzac Cove, where there are more than 200 shipwrecks from the campaign.
Lonely Planet 2011 - Top choice
Lonely Planet 2009
Eceabat's newest caravanserai - named after the AntipOdeon band and not the state of the accommodation - is housed in a spanking-new four-storey building just a hop, skip and a stumble from the ferry. The 24 rooms and three dormitories (each with six bunks) are basic but spick-and-span, with ultramodern bathrooms and nonallergenic parquet floors. There's a laundry service (TL 10), book exchange and a wonderful café-bar on the ground and mezzanine floors. Best of all is the welcome and the atmosphere, both warm and chilled.
The most convenient base for visiting the Gallipoli battlefields is Eceabat on the western shore of the Dardanelles,
Bülent 'Bill' Yılmaz Korkmaz
Bülent 'Bill' Yilmaz Korkmaz (email@example.com) is a certified tour guide who leads groups around the battlefields, cemeteries and other sights of the Gallipoli Peninsula.
Lonely Planet 2009 - Our pick