The Gallipoli Peninsula takes the number one spot for regions in Lonely Planet's Best in Travel 2015, highlighting the region as a must-see for the coming year, in time for the centenary of the World War I battle fought there.
The year 2015 marks the centenary of the Battle of Gallipoli with the area around the Gallipoli peninsula (Gelibolu) holding special significance for Turkey, UK, New Zealand and Australia. Thus its inclusion as a must-see for next year in Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2015 is extremely timely.
Visitors to the region can tour Gallipoli's former battlefields, explore Anzac Cove and the Ariburnu Cemetery, as well as attending the Anzac Day event that takes place on 25 April each year to commemorate the Gallipoli campaign. Next year also sees Russell Crowe’s directorial debut with The Water Diviner, a film partly set in Gallipoli.
Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2015 is the highly anticipated collection of the world’s hottest trends, destinations and experiences for the year ahead with editions available in English, French, German, Italian and Russian. The bestselling, inspirational travel yearbook from the world’s leading travel authority highlights the top ten countries, cities and regions that Lonely Planet’s experts recommend travellers experience in 2015.