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