Curious travelers will enjoy leaving the tourist trail completely behind by heading to the other villages, towns and cities around Canakkale. Lapseki and Gallipoli are two other places worth checking out while you're in Southern Marmara.
To really understand the present, it often pays to revisit the past. Southern Marmara 's fascinating fortresses are a great place to start.
Tap into the wisdom of the locals and take one of the city walking tours. Those adventurous souls in search of some fresh air and thrills should get their heart pumping by signing up for a mountain climbing or hiking adventure.
Learning a little Turkish can be the difference between a simple vacation and a journey into the rich psyche the Southern Marmara region. "Benimle dans eder misiniz?" is Turkish for "Would you like to dance with me?" And, for "Where are you from?", you can say "Nerelisin?" Why don't you give it a spin!
Should you be lucky enough to be in the region on the 29th of October, enjoy the festivities surrounding the annual Republic Day celebrations.
At the end of your stay in Southern Marmara, you'll be sure to bid this region a sad "Hoşçakal" But be comforted by the fact that you'll be heading home with once-in-a-lifetime memories that are yours to keep forever.