Lapseki has been invaded in its turbulent history as it holds a strategically important position on the eastern side of the strait. Being at the crossroads of Europe and Asia, you can see why its position made it vulnerable to attacks. Lâpseki retains its power and charms as it looks towards the 21st century.
Lâpseki is famous for its cherry orchards. Cherry Festival Lâpseki is held every year in June to celebrate cherry crops and the organising committee chooses the best cherry and cherry grower. The Statue of Lampsakos taking its name from the ancient city attracts attention of visitors from all over the world. The immortal winged horse statue is 5.5m in height and placed at the entrance to the town’s port.
Population: According to the 2013 census, the population of Lapseki is 25.661.
How to get there:
Lapseki is easy to reach using highway. Ferries ply between Lapseki and Gelibolu Port. Approx. distance from Çanakkale to Lâpseki by road is 21 miles or 33 km.
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