Troy Tours Turkey Guided tours of ancient Troy, discover the famous setting of Homer's Iliad.

About Troy

One of the most well-known ancient cities of all time, Troy is a popular archaeological site that has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1998. The City is over 4 thousand years old and was repeatedly destroyed and rebuild during that time, as a result of this the site is split into nine layers with each layer being built on the ruins of the previous city. Of course, no trip to Troy would be complete without exploring the site of Homer’s famous story The Iliad. One of the most well known and read myths of all time The Iliad tells the story of the Trojan war, a myth depicting a 10-year war fought in Troy. Explore the ruins of the city that inspired the myth and immerse yourself in the rich history of this Turkish city.

Troy Tours

A must see for history lovers everywhere, here are On The Go Tours we offer a range of tours that take you to the historic city of Troy. Join us on a tour today and explore the ancient city. We take you to the site where you enter by a giant replica Trojan horse that, as the story goes, was filled with Achaean soldiers who helped sack Troy. You can even climb up the steps into the body of the horse and get a feel for what it would have been like for the soldiers. The most impressive remains are the east wall and gate, with the excavation house showing a scale model of the whole site. Book a tour today and let us take you on a journey through history.

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Visit Troy Turkey

When visiting Troy, expect to be transported back in time to an era steeped in legend and myth. As you walk through the ancient ruins, you'll witness layers of history unfold before your eyes, from the Bronze Age to the Roman period. Marvel at the iconic remnants of the city's fortifications, including the imposing walls and the legendary Wooden Horse. Explore the archaeological site and discover the remains of dwellings, temples, and public buildings, each offering insights into the daily life and customs of the city's inhabitants. Our knowledgeable guides are there to help you get the most out of your trip to Troy. Whether you're a history enthusiast, mythology buff, or simply seeking an unforgettable adventure, a visit to Troy promises to leave an indelible mark on your imagination.

What to do in Troy

Ruins at the entrance of Troy
Ruins at the entrance of Troy

Explore the Ancient Ruins

A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the ruins of Troy offer are a deeply interesting look back into the history of ancient civilisations. The ruins of Troy are the most significant demonstration of the first contact between the civilizations of Anatolia and the Mediterranean world. You can find the remains of buildings and protective walls amongst other ruins. The ruins of Troy are very well preserved and offer an interesting insight into past civilisations. With its multi layered ruins archologist have been able to learn a lot about the residents of Troy throughout each of its periods as an inhabited ancient city.

Someone poking out of the window of the replica trojan horse at Troy
Someone inside the replica horse

See the Trojan Horse

At the entrance of the Trojan ruins there is a replica of the Trojan Horse. The horse is famous from Homers Iliad as the vessel the Greek soldiers used to disguised themselves and enter Troy's city walls. At night the Greeks emerged from the inside of the giant wooden horse and conducted a surprise attack on the Trojans resulting in Greece’s victory over the Troy. In honour of this story there is a replica Trojan horse at the entrance of the ruins of Troy, you can even climb inside it and experience the sheer size of the horse.

the replica of the trojan horse in troy
The other Trojan horse replica

Visit the Troy museum

Just a short distance from the ruins of Troy the museum is a multi-story building housing many interesting artifacts from each time period of Troy's life as an inhabited city. From the Bronze period to the Ottoman period, this museum looks at Troy from each part of its lifecycle. Expect to find ancient statues, clay pots and gold jewellery amongst other artefacts recovered from the ruins. Combining the museum with the ruins gives visitors the most all encompassing exploration of the ancient city of Troy.

Frequently asked questions

How long does it take to explore the archaeological site of Troy?

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Depending on the level of exploration desired, visiting the archaeological site of Troy usually takes around 1 to 2 hours to see the main highlights, but enthusiasts may spend longer delving into the ruins and museum exhibits.

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When is the best time to visit Troy

The best time to visit Troy is during the spring and autumn months. This is when the weather is nice and mild compared to the summer and winter months. It is also the best time for smaller crowds, meaning you can explore the ruins without being too overwhelmed by large crowds.

Conclusion

Embark on an unforgettable journey through time with our expertly crafted tours to Troy, Turkey. Immerse yourself in the ancient wonders of this legendary city, where myth and history intertwine to create an experience like no other. From exploring the iconic ruins to delving into the epic tales of the Trojan War, our tours offer a captivating adventure for all kinds of travellers. Discover the timeless allure of Troy with us and create memories that will last a lifetime. Join us on a tours today and unlock the secrets of one of the world's most renowned archaeological sites.

Highlights of Turkey

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