Koordinatlar: 39°40′23″N, 26°11′53″E
The old name of this village is Larissa. Later this was changed to Tavuklu and subsequently its current name of Tavakli.
Canakkale is 74 km away from Tavakli and Ezine is just 24 km away. The location of this village is between the edge of the Sakar Mountain and 3km inland of the Agean Sea. It has a height above sea level of 200 metres.
The beach area is called Tavakli Iskelesi. At the present time there is no port here but in the past they used to export oak acorns from Tavakli Iskelesi. Along the beach are several guest houses, a few hotels and some restaurants. For more photos of Tavakli Iskelesi click here.
The weather is mainly a temperate climate and far more comfortable than that of the south coast where it can get uncomfortably hot in peak season.
The latest census population figures for the year 2000 show 607 residents.
Agriculture is the main economy of the area. Oak acorn had been used in paint production for a long time but this has now ceased due to the introduction of synthetic paints. There are now only two acorn storage places left.
After acorn production the main agricultural emphasis switched to olive oil production. Most of the land in and around the village is not level and is suitable for the growing of olive trees. The olive oil production factories provide a good seasonal income resource for the young people in the village.
Researchers into olive oil production have established that this is one of the best quality of olives for the purposes of olive oil production. Within the village there are four separate olive oil production factories where the olives are picked and processed all in the same day.
In the flat surrounding areas of Tavakli the main agricultural produce is that of fruit such as apricot, plumbs, pears, apples, peaches, honeydew melon, water melon, tomatoes and for vegetables cauliflower, peppers, beans, wheat, broad beans and chic peas. There are also almond trees which do not contribute much financially but do add to the greenery of the area.
Once upon a time there were vineyards here. A few families still produce grapes for the purposes of wine production. There is also cattle, sheep and goat farming but if you compare this with other villages in and around Ezine this is small by comparison.
Although there is a sea shore nearby there is no port or pier for fishing boats. As a result there is not a great deal of fishing here in terms of industry. If you compare Tavakli with other villages, it is financially in a good position. It has the capacity of a small municipality.
There are summer houses around Tavakli village. There are some social establishments that provide job opportunities to the villagers and make Tavakli a more attractive place to live. Although not a major tourist area this unspoiled region of Turkey does benefit from local tourism in the summer months. The waters of the sea are unpolluted and the sea is crystal clear and a pleasure to swim in
Although there is a primary school in the village. There is a water
sewage system in place in the village and there is small village post office (
PTT ) agency and a shop ( bakkal ). There is a health centre ( currently unused
) and a tarmac road to the village from the coast. The village has electricity,
telephone lines and internet access. There is an internet cafe in the village.
You can see many more photos of Tavakli village by clicking here.
The village head ( Muhtar ) is Mehmet Karabulut.
Telephone 0542 7211181
From a historical perspective the ancient site of Alexander Troas is
nearby and there is another ancient city site of Kolonai which is less well
known but has not been excavated yet so consequently there is nothing to see.