This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Eceabat.
Eceabat is a town in Turkey. It is one of the richest in terms of history in the region, mainly because it is right next to the infamous Gallipoli Battlefield. If you are passing through the region of Marmara, be sure to pay Eceabat a visit. Formerly known as Maydos, this town on the Dardanelles Strait is an experience you must not forgo.
When looking to stay in a hostel in Eceabat, try to find a hostel near the battlefield. It is a life-changing experience. You can book one of a number of tours through the old battlefields and cemeteries honoring the fallen soldiers in World War I. The tours take you back through time and help you relive the war, fighting alongside the men whose lives were taken.
Another place full of history is the monument of Canakkale Sehitleri Aniti. This was built over the course of ten years and funded by donations from all over the world. It is a very interesting sight, with two soldiers standing next to each other. If you have a hostel with a view of this place, you are in luck, as the Aegean Sea can also be seen nearby.
For more information about the Battle of Gallipoli, check out the Battle Museum. It is one of the most advanced museums in the region, with 3D displays, photos, audiovisual exhibits, over eleven rooms, and more. The price of a ticket is a little high in the museum, but it is worth the visit.
After a tiring day visiting the battlefields of the past, the best course of action before retiring for the night is to stop over at Suvla wine. It is a winery and restaurant that is quite decently priced. There is a big store nearby that sells what the locals call the best wine in Turkey. Be sure to visit it and indulge in the local cuisine too.
Written by local enthusiast for Eceabat hostelsJakob Lombardi