• Gallipoli Battlefields
      • Bigali Village
      • Kucukanafarta Village
      • Buyukanafarta Village
      • Alcitepe Village
      • Seddulbahir Village
  • Anzac Day (25 April)
  • Legendary City of Troy
  • The Temple of Apollon
  • Illiad and The Temple of Apollon
  • Island of Bozcaada
  • Island Of Gallipoli

  • Do not Leave
  • Some Ideas What to!
  • Things to Remember
  • Changing Money
  • Climate
  • International News
  • Banks
  • Local Time
  • Electricity
  • Phones
  • Tap Water
  • Smoking
  • Public Transportation
  • Postal Service
  • Canakkale Weather

  • Camping
  • Swimming
  • Mount Ida - Forests & Mythology
  • Museums, Galleries, Exhibitions
  • Fitness
  • Eating Out
      • Fast Food
      • Restaurants-Bars-Pubs

Gallipoli Portraits
Cemal Pasha
Enver Pasha
Esat Pasha

Gallipoli Legends
I Have Already Seen
I Have Lost My Right Arm...
Last Letter
Hasan with Helen
The Man and his Donkey

Buyukanafarta Village

     Buyukanafarta Village is 14 km away from the town center. Its population is around 410 people in 110 houses. Its means of living are agriculture and livestock production. Cotton and tomatoes are its important products. Women use their coat like clothes (ferace in Turkish) that hey weave from cotton and dye with madder. The literacy is high. It's traditional village. There is the ruin of an old Turkish Bath in Buyukanafarta Village. The fountain at the exit of Eceabat was built in 1195. Kucuk Kemikli Burnu in Buyukanafarta is one of the oldest residential areas.

     Mustafa Kemal's headquarters was here during Anafartalar War. This is the reason why Buyukanafarta Village is the reason why Buyukanafarta Village is full of memories of Canakkale War along with its history and culture.

     According to the plans of Allied Armies Commander in Chief Hamilton, Anzac Regiment who was going to land on Ariburnu was first going to take Conk Hill-Kocacimentepe line under control. This target was going to obtained the first day and after that 29th Division units was going come from south, Anzacs was going to attact the fortified gunners at the shore by moving to Eceabat and Kilitbahir from west. Another purpose for landing Ariburnu was to prevent the Turkish forces on the North in Seddulbahir to help the Turkish units. If this plan went right, the aim was get into Istanbul.

     On the morning of April 25,1915 at 5:00 a.m., 1500 soldiers of first attack wave from 1st Brigade from Anzac army, landed on Kabatepe region than Ariburnu region due to an unknown reason that caused them to slide towards north. Even though the Turkish team observing the shore at that point resisted, Anzacs still managed to move forward to a certain extemd. On the other hand, army substitute in Bigali, 19th division, was doing maneuvers towards Conk Hills at the night of April 24-25. at the dawn , Mustafa Kemal understood that enemies landed as 19th Division could hear the gunnery sounds and he reported the situation to the Commender of the Army, but he did not receive back an answer. The situation was very critical. He gathered the idea that if the enemy got the Conk Hill-Kocacimen line, the situation would became irreversible. Even through he did not receive a command from the main army, he took all the responsibility and moved 57th Regiment towards Kocacimentepe with only one battery. When he climbed up Conk Hill to follow the situation, he saw that some of the units were drawing off and enemy units were following the withdrawing units.

     Later on, with the permission of Corps Commander Esat Pasa, Mustafa Kemal got back his units under his commanded the 57th Regiment that was about to attack the enemy: "I am not commanding you to attack; I am commanding you to die. Through the time passing until we die, other forces and commanders will take our place."

     In the morning August 8, 1915, enemies land and sea gunners started a bombardment. The situation was also critical in Anafartalar Plains. At the same time, there had been a change in Turkish command stair and Colonel Fevzi was replaced with Colonel Mustafa Kemal as the Group Commander. This great combat called First Anafartalar War started in the morning of August 9 and 60 thousand soldiers fought that day under the burning sun until they lost their breath. At 4.30 a.m. on the morning of August 10, Turkish soldiers that attacked the enemy lines without even a single fire shot got back Conk Hill. Enemy was drawn back to the slopes. Anafartalar Group Commander Mustafa Kemal we saved from death by chance. When he was following the attack in Conk Hill, a piece of a gunnery missile hit the right part of his chest, but his pocket watch saved him from taking the hit.

     Enemies wanted to try their change once more on August 21. on a very hot day, with the support of air bombardments, 9th British corps and Anzac corps attacked together. This combat as being called Second Anafartalar war is the last attack from the enemies. After this, they made plans for evacuation and there were no enemies left in Anafarta and Ariburnu lines in the morning of December 20.

News from Canakkale
The Place
for News about
Canakkale Each week.


  • Turkish Baths
  • Thermal Spas
  • Festivals & Celebrations
  • Arts and Handicrafts
  • Local Business & Commerce
  • Canakkale University
  • Ethnic Culture
  • History of Dardanelles
  • A Turkish Wedding
  • Castles & Ruins
  • Turkish Cuisine
      • Grains
      • Meze
      • Baklava
  • Turkish Proverbs
  • Folk Architectur
  • Social Life In Canakkale
  • Wedding Traditional
  • Advisory And Counseling
  • Turkish Houses
  • Significant Days
  • State Fine Arts Gallery
  • Freedom Days
  • Gods And Goddesses Troy
  • Mustafa Kemal Ataturk

What Other Says
Ahmet Basaran
Ahmet Fehmi Turkan
Hakki Tuna
Osman Kacmaz
Serif Ali Arslan

Hotels, Youth Hostels, YMCA, Anzac Hotel, Internet Cafe, Rent-a-Car, Rent-a-Bike, Rent-a-Moped
Weather Today, Feedback, Getting here & away, Tourism Information Office, Internet access, Reader Photos
Useful Links, Date, Today's rates(euro,dolar), City Transport, Inter-city transport, Contact us, Advertise, Site search
Copright © 2007 Anzac Hotel & Erkin GÖKSU, Çanakkale