The Sea of Marmara and the North Aegean Sights

Cape Helles

  • Memorial/Monument/Tomb

Published 07/06/2016

Fodor's Review

On the southernmost tip of the Gallipoli Peninsula, the cape has a massive, four-pillared memorial to Turkey's World War I dead. No one knows how many fell in battle; estimates suggest there were around 250,000 Turkish casualties, including at least 85,000 deaths. If you take the ferry from Gallipoli to Çanakkale, look for the memorials to the campaign carved into the cliffs. The large one at Kilitbahır reads: "Stop, O passerby. This earth you tread unawares is where an age was lost. Bow and listen, for this quiet place is where the heart of a nation throbs."

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Off D550 near Seddülbahir, , Çanakkale, Turkey

Published 07/06/2016


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