The ancient city of Troy dates back some 4,000 years. What started as a Bronze Age settlement had stints under Greek, Roman and Byzantine rule, before it finally turned to ruin. It’s most famous for its starring role in Greek mythology, as the setting for the 10-year-long Trojan War. Today, you’ll pick a path around the ruins, which include ancient carvings, dwellings and an amphitheatre, before heading to the site’s dedicated museum in the nearby town of Canukkale. Here, you’ll find exhibits of ceramics, statues and terracotta artwork from the old city. There’s also an interesting collection of Byzantine and Ottoman coins, plus amazingly well preserved costumes from days gone by.
- SUITABILITY Moderate physical activity.