Eceabat, on the Gallipoli Peninsula, is the closest town to the most-visited battlefields and cemeteries. The town is small and most of the restaurants and hotels are along the waterfront. So is the Tarihe Saygı Parkı (Respect for History Park), which has maps, murals, and dioramas related to the Gallipoli campaign, with text in both English and Turkish. Unless you're planning on spending a lot of time at the battlefields, though, Eceabat is a much less appealing base than Çanakkale.
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