1 Battlefield sites and cemeteries

The Gelibolu (Gallipoli) peninsula was the scene of a major Allied defeat during World War I, commemorated each April on Anzac Day.

2 Gökçeada

Turkey’s largest island is a scenic, rugged place, with idyllic beaches and a lingering ethnic-Greek presence.

3 Bozcaada (Tenedos)

Small, popular island with an elegant harbour town, fine wines and decent beaches.

4 Assos

The ancient site offers stunning views of Lésvos island: the hilltop medieval village and picturesque harbour are built of the same volcanic stone.

5 Ayvalık and Cunda

Relax in these adjacent, former Greek olive-oil-processing ports, with their intriguing mix of derelict and restored Greek and Ottoman houses.

6 Ancient Pergamon

Both the acropolis, with its sweeping views and restored temple, and the Asklepion downhill rank among the finest Roman ruins in the Aegean.

7 Sardis

With an evocative Artemis temple and restored baths, these remote ruins reward a detour inland.

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