Tavaklı Village

The old name of this village is Larissa. Later this was changed to Tavaklı.

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.

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 2018 show 610  residents. This does include permanent residents of Tavakli Iskelesi too. As a rough estimate the numbers in the village at any one time are around 250 to 300.

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.

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 it is now closed and pupils attend the school in Uluköy. 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 also a health centre and a tarmac road to the village from the coast. The village has electricity,
telephone lines and internet access.

The village head ( Muhtar ) is Ender Şengül

Tel: 0286 6274001 veya 0542 6700591

From a historical perspective the ancient site of Alexander Troas is
nearby and there is another ancient city site of Neandria which is less well
known.

Uluköy

The village of Uluköy is situated 7.5 km from Tavakli village along the country road rather than the coast road. To reach it you would travel from Tavakli to Alemsah, from Alemsah to Akçakeçili and then the next stop is Ulukoy. It is 18 km from Ezine.

At first glance Uluköy looks and feels like one of the largest villages around. It has a busy high street, a bakery, more than one bakkal ( shop ) and several tea rooms. There is also a repair workshop for tractors and small trucks. There is also a Barber and the village has two mosques, a brand new health centre and petrol station.