Paragliding and air sports in Çanakkale
Çanakkale is your best base for visiting the Gallipoli battlefields and the ruins of Troy. Located on the southern shore at the anrrowest point in the Dardanelles strait (Hellespont, Çanakkale Boğazı; map), Çanakkale has been a major strong-point in the defense of the Dardanelles from the time of the Trojans through World War I. Today Çanakkale is a pleasant town with adequate hotels to serve travelers crossing the Dardanelles via the Dardanelles car ferries.
You can visit Çanakkale and either Gallipoli or Troy on a whirlwind day-trip from Istanbul, but to see them both—or to tour either one in a less-rushed fashion, I recommend a more comfortable overnight excursion by car or bus. If you have the time, a multi-day excursion by car is the optimal way to see these sights. Sights to see in Çanakkale itself include the sturdy Çimenlik Fortress, with its Military Museum and Naval Museum; and the Çanakkale Archeology Museum.
Across the Dardanelles are the Gallipoli battlefields of World War I, which take a full dy or more to visit thoroughly.
South of Çanakkale are the storied ruins of ancient Troyand, farther south along the Aegean coast, Alexandria Troas, the Apollo Smintheon, and ancient Assos.
Paragliding is an adventure sport that captures the wind and take you soaring above the ground to gain a 360 degree view of the mountains and sky. See best deals in Çanakkale
Want to learn to fly on your own? Çanakkale Fly Course School offers courses in paragliding, paramotor, microlight. Become certified in just a few days – then the sky’s the limit!
Take your flight adventure to the next level with Paramotoring Experience the thrill of motor-powered paragliding over the beautiful Mediterranean coasts in Çanakkale.
Microlight with the passenger sitting in tandem behind the pilot and has an almost 300 degree view of the amazing scenery around Çanakkale, Turkey. Best vacation activity!
Hang Gliding Flying
Experience the unique sensation of hang gliding over Çanakkale and Turkish Riviera. Get incredible views of Çanakkale's landmarks and landscape. Best touristic attraction!
All our expert tandem instructors all have thousands of skydives and you will jump using a large parachute specifically designed for two people. Book now cheap in Çanakkale!
“This was an unforgettable experience. You get a really nice overview of the city and all the pilots are so kind. I did it with 3 friends and a nice little detail is you get walkie talkies to talk to each other while paragliding which we found very cool. It’s more than worth the price!!” – Jolan L.
“I had a wonderful experience with Marcos and his staff. Marcos arranged for round trip transportation from Lara Beach to the take off area. Weather could not have been better. Davut, the pilot, was extremely confident and experienced. I felt very safe with him flying. The moment of take off is simply breathtaking. If you are going to try paragliding once, do it in Çanakkale, can’t beat the scenery.” – Magda C