Want to know where Troilus and Cressida is set?
Shakespeare set Troilus and Cressida in the ancient world – a place called Troy in what is now near the west coast of Turkey. The action moves around between the city of Troy itself and the Greek camp, which is surrounding Troy in a siege. The story is based on Homer’s Iliad in which Helen is abducted from her Greek husband and taken to Troy. The Iliad’s story is based on the Greek effort to reclaim her.
The map below shows all the locations in modern-day Turkey Shakespeare used for Troilus and Cressida. You can zoom in on the map for a more detailed view of an area, and click the icons on the map for more information. Text in the more info box are the specific locations Shakespeare references in his Troilus and Cressida text: