01/05/2019 01/05/2021 ÇIPLAK ETNO-KÖY

Within the scope of OPET Respect to History Project, the Çıplak Village, which contains elements, textures and stories of Anatolian culture, tradition and background, was organized as a "living history" area that connects the past with the future and assumed the identity of Ethno-Village. Çıplak Village was a frequented place for travellers since the 17th century, and one of the centres of Troy excavations in the 19th century and hosted the Anatolian defence during the Dardanelles Wars. Thus the concept of Ethno-Village developed for Çıplak Village aimed to present a cross-section of Turkish and Ottoman history as well as the richness of the ethno-cultural rural heritage of the Trojan Plain and to present the values of the village's deep-rooted history with the visitors.

The facades of the houses in the Ethno-Village were renovated and decorated with a rural heritage theme. The mosque, which was built with stones brought from Troy at the time, the Çıplak Dede Tomb and the village fountain, which is the symbol of 19th-century rural architecture were restored. The old village house was renovated with the concept of Archeology House, where the story of the Trojan Treasures is exhibited. Another house has been converted into the Local History House, which conveys the history and agricultural heritage of Çıplak Village. A production centre where products reflecting the rural heritage of Çıplak Village are developed is another added value to the region.