General Information

Hearing of Troy immediately reminds one of the beautiful Helena, Ulysses, and the famous Trojan Horse. Troy is located in the Northern Aegean region, near the Dardanelles.

Culture and History

The city is composed of not less than nine municipal layers. The oldest is the castle building that date back to 3000 - 2600 BC. The second settlement housed nearly 3000 people, but was destroyed in a fire in 2300 BC, as legend goes. Some legendary artifacts, however, survived to this day, such as the Treasure of Priam. The excavation of the hill where Troy once stood is open everyday. Remnants of the city wall, a temple, theatre and a reconstructed trojan horse (including the original prop used in the movie Troy, 2004) can still be observed.