authentic accommodation in gallipoli



Authentic accommodation in a tranquil setting, a stone's throw away from the Gallipoli Battlefields
The bed & breakfast is located in the heart of the Gallipoli National Park, some 3 km off the Eceabat-Kabatepe road, tucked away in the small village of Kocadere.

This privileged location makes the Gallipoli Houses an ideal base to explore the Gallipoli battlefields; Anzac Cove is 10 km away (4 km as the crow flies), whereas V-beach in Helles and the Suvla salt lake are respectively 30 and 18 km away from the hotel. As there is no public transport to the village, guests without their own transport will have to rely on taxis.

Although it is off the beaten track today, it was an important village at the beginning of the 20th Century. Pre-1915, Kocadere was the largest village on the peninsula but it has never recovered from the forced pre-campaign evacuation and the destruction during the Gallipoli Campaign. Today it is the smallest village (some 50 inhabitants) as many evacuated villagers, who had started a new life in other locations, have not returned after the war.

During the campaign, several medical facilities were established near the village: a field hospital of the 16th Regiment and even more important, the Northern Groups' Hospital for the seriously wounded. Today a cemetery and monument just South of the village and a sculpture by Tankut Oktem in the village square commemorate this episode in history.
the suvla harbours
north beach
w beach
kocadere village 2012 and 1919