Eceabat, formerly Maydos, is a town and district of Canakkale Province in the Marmara region of Turkey, located on the eastern shore of the Gelibolu Peninsula, on the Dardanelles Strait. As indicated by the 2010 enumeration, populace of the locale is 9,154 of which 5,380 live in the town of Eceabat. The locale covers a territory of 468 km² or 181 sq mi. Eceabat has been utilized as a takeoff point for individuals swimming the Hellespont to Canakkale on the opposite side of the Dardanelles Strait. Eceabat is the closest town to the World War I Gallipoli Campaign front lines of 1915, graveyards and remembrances to the in excess of 120,000 warriors tumbled from Turkey, the United Kingdom, France, Australia and New Zealand.
The name Eceabat could be begun from the Arabic military word "Hijabat" which implies the most forward order point from the front line; this could likewise clarify the change from the first name Madytos. On 1914, there were numerous assaults from Turks against Greek natives of Madytos. Huge numbers of the assaults were deadly. On the 17th April, 1915, the town was emptied over the course of about five hours. Turks loot composed the property of the Greek populace, in spite of the guarantee of Essad Pasha to the Greek Metropolitan that the Christian properties would be regarded.