WHAT IS HAP­PEN­ING IN 2018?

Timeless Travels Magazine - - FOCUS ON TROY -

New cul­tural routes, tourist at­trac­tions, un­for­get­table experience­s...

Be­sides the in­au­gu­ra­tion of the Troy Mu­seum, many new tourist sites and tour routes will be ready for visi­tors at the Troy Na­tional Park and its sur­round­ings. More­over, two cul­tural trekking routes will be opened for ex­plo­ration in 2018. The Troy Cul­ture Road, at 125 km long, will start from a vil­lage near Çanakkale, be­low Troy, and will end at Alexan­dria Troas, af­ter pass­ing through ten vil­lages on an­cient paths re­plete with cul­tural her­itage sites and stun­ning views.

A sec­ond route, St. Paul’s Way, will start at one of the most im­por­tant ar­chae­o­log­i­cal sites, Alexan­dria Troas, and tra­verse 60 km to fin­ish at the im­pres­sive sites of As­sos. This route passes through four­teen vil­lages and sev­eral an­cient set­tle­ments and of­fers an un­for­get­table ex­pe­ri­ence. A new at­trac­tion cen­tre, the Troy Theme Park, will also be open for visi­tors by the end of 2018, of­fer­ing ex­cit­ing ac­tiv­i­ties for peo­ple of all ages.

In­ter­na­tional events planned through­out the year

Sev­eral in­ter­na­tional events, be­gin­ning in April and con­tin­u­ing to the end of 2018, have also been planned. These events in the arts, sports, sciences and en­ter­tain­ment, of­fer en­gag­ing ac­tiv­i­ties all year long for visi­tors of dif­fer­ent ages, in­ter­ests and of di­verse cul­tural groups. More in­for­ma­tion on the In­ter­na­tional Event Cal­en­dar can be found at www.2018troia.com.

The grand meet­ing of Troy

One of the high­lights of the 2018 Year of Troy is the in­ter­na­tional Grand Meet­ing of Troy. The cen­tral con­cept of this meet­ing is to bring to­gether the peo­ple of all the cities and lo­ca­tions that are his­tor­i­cally and cul­tur­ally linked to Troy, the Homeric Leg­ends, and all the other ref­er­ences that sur­round them, at the site of an­cient Troy.

There will be an open call for civil so­ci­ety rep­re­sen­ta­tives, of­fi­cial bod­ies, pub­lic and pri­vate in­sti­tu­tions, and, most im­por­tantly, for the in­ter­na­tional pub­lic to join in this mem­o­rable event. In this, its first year, the Grand Meet­ing will last four days and will co­in­cide with the in­au­gu­ra­tion of the Troy Mu­seum which will present a rich in­ter­na­tional pro­gramme in­clud­ing cul­tural events, con­certs, live shows, and sport­ing events to en­cour­age a closer bond among cul­tures that are in­spired by Troy.

With an award-win­ning de­sign, Troy Mu­seum opens in 2018

An­other great high­light of 2018 is the open­ing of the Troy Mu­seum, an in­ter­na­tion­ally award­win­ning project con­sid­ered to be one of the best ex­am­ples of con­tem­po­rary ar­chi­tec­ture for ar­chae­o­log­i­cal mu­se­ums in the 21st cen­tury.

In­ter­na­tional events in sev­eral dis­ci­plines such as the arts, cul­ture, sports, sciences and ed­u­ca­tion will co­in­cide with its in­au­gu­ra­tion in Canakkale in the sum­mer of 2018. These events are geared to­ward visi­tors of all ages and in­ter­ests to guar­an­tee an en­joy­able and mem­o­rable ex­pe­ri­ence.

Be­low & right: Draw­ings of the new award-win­ning Troy Mu­seum

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