Eceabat has less choice of places to stay but is nonetheless a pleasant alternative, much closer to the battlefields themselves, less crowded and avoids the need for ferry crossings, thus saving time and money. You can also visit the ancient fortress of Kilitbahir.
Population: According to the 2013 census, the population of Eceabat is 9.123.
If staying in Çanakkale, a ferry crossing to Eceabat and Kilitbahir is involved. Çanakkale is connected to the town by quite frequent ferries, accepting both passengers and cars/vehicles.
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