TROY: The main reason toursts come to Çanakkale is to tour the nearby site of ancient Troy (Truva). Most historians now agree that this mound of rubble, formerly called "Hisarlik," was probably the location called "Troy" by Homer in his epics, the Iliad and the Odyssey. The windy plain on which the battles of the Trojan War would have been fought, if it was a real historical event, are visible behind Baris, as well as green fields that now cover what used to be the salt water. Local rivers have silted up at their mouths, leaving Troy now stranded far from the waters of the Dardanelles.