Troy has been fascinating humanity since the beginning of our shared written culture. Legend of Troy was first told by Homer in his epic oral poem called Iliad. Iliad is considered to be the earliest literary work in European continent and is main pillars of the western culture. Troy had been rumored as a made-up story, a fable for centuries but the excavations made by Heinrich Schliemann at Hisarlik, Turkey unraveled the truth about Troy.
There are twelve layers of civilization where Troy city is believed to be today. Famous Troy mentioned by Homer in Iliad is on the sixth layer. Hellenistic and Roman cultures took over after this famous Troy layer as we understand by exploring all layers of Troy ancient city. Troy used to be an important touristic center back in Roman-era because Romans used to believe their ancestors came from Troy and started Roman civilization.
Troy is open every day and entrance fee is fifty Turkish Lira in the time of this article was written. The Ancient City of Troy is open in between 08:30 to 17:00 in winter and in between 08:30 to 19:00 in the summer. You will need a minimum of one hour to tour around Troy Ancient city.
You can ask me more about Troy via the contact form. Also, write to me if you want you to book a tour or hire a private tour guide to Troy ancient city. See you soon, Hasan Gülday.