The whole peninsula was declared a national Park in 1980, covering an extensive area of 33.500 ha. Gallipoli Peninsula Historical National Park is the site of a major battle in World War I. Dotted with memorials and cemeteries, honoring and memorializing the brave soldiers who met and died here, it is a place of serene beauty that very clearly, sadly, emotionally, presents the awful events happened here. High on the hillside facing the Dardanelles is an enormous sign that reads:
Unbeknownst to you, this ground you come and tread on
Once witnessed the end of an era"
Worth seeing and spending some time pondering the horrors that soldiers on both sides of the conflict faced.