The Sea of Marmara and the North Aegean Sights

Chunuk Bair (Çanak Bayırı)

  • Cemetery

Published 10/27/2015

Fodor's Review

The goal of the Allies was to occupy this strategic location overlooking the Gallipoli Peninsula. They failed, and Mustafa Kemal (Atatürk) became a hero and went on to establish the secular republic of Turkey. It was here that he told his soldiers, "I order you not just to fight, but to die." All the men of one of his regiments were wiped out, and he himself was saved miraculously when a bullet hit the pocket watch that was over his heart, but the line held. The hilltop holds Turkish trenches, a cemetery, and the New Zealand national memorial and offers good views of the peninsula and the Dardanelles strait.

Sight Information


Gelibolu Tarihi Milli Parkı, Eceabat, Çanakkale, Turkey

Published 10/27/2015


Add Your Own Review

When did you go?

Minimum 200 character count

How many stars would you give?




Don't Miss


No Thanks

Love To Travel?

Get FREE e-mail communications from Fodor's Travel, covering must-see travel destinations, expert trip planning advice, and travel inspiration to fuel your passion.

Thank You

Now sit back, relax, and check your inbox to start planning your next travel adventure.

Please tell us more about the type of travel you're interested in. Check all that apply.