Pınarbaşı

Pinarbasi is a village in the Ezine district.

The name of the village is derived from the fact that there are underground springs. There are at least 40 of these in and around the village. The Menderes River passes through the east of the village.

Due to the plentiful supply of water, it is assumed that the first inhabitants of Troy settled around here. There is no clear evidence of this, however, on the east side of the village there is a hillside called Ballik Tepesi where some ancient historical objects have been found although not determined by date to any specific era.

There is a primary school in the village. Every year the village gathers for its ‘Koy Hayiri’ when all of the villagers prepare cooked rice, keskek and regional dishes to their guests.

The village is 32 km from Canakkale and 20 km from Ezine. The population of Pinarbasi according to the 2000 census is 1233 residents.

The economy of the village is based on agriculture and livestock farming. The village head ( Muhtar ) is Salih İlhan Özkan.

The village benefits from a primary school and water and mains sewage supplies. There is a Post Office ( PTT ) agency in the village and a health clinic. The village is serviced by a tarmac road and electricity and telephone services.

Source: http://tr.wikipedia.org/wiki/P%C4%B1narba%C5%9F%C4%B1,_Ezine

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Kemallı

Kemalli, Ezine

During the declining period of the Selcuk era, Karasi Bey, one of the officials of the Selcuk army, set up a residential area here in 1350. The leader of the first inhabitants was Kemal Bey who brought 300 settlers to the village.

There is a mosque dating from 1382 and a Turkish bath here in Kemalli. The buildings are good examples of early Ottoman architecture. The village is named after its founder Kemal Bey.

Canakkale is 55 km away and Ezine is 10km away.

The main economy of the village is agriculture and farming. The current head of the village

( Muhtar ) is Ziya Erkol.

The village benefits from a primary school, mains water and sewage and a Post Office ( PTT ) agency. There is a tarmac road servicing the village and established electric and telephone supply.

Source: http://tr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kemall%C4%B1,_Ezine

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Bahçeli

Bahçeli, Ezine

According to the 2000 census the population of the village is 511. residents. The legend and history of the village is as follows;

The area surrounding the village used to be used by the villagers of Bozeli village for growing water melons and other vegetables and fruits. Only the land was used with no inhabitants or village of any type. A river exists between Bozeli village and the growing area. With successive heavy rains the land became inaccessible. The villagers using the land started to build homes where they were growing vegetables and gradually a village developed in its own right.

The name Bahceli means ‘with garden’. The residents of the village were originally Romanian immigrants and nomadic (yörük) Turks. There is a hill in the east of the village which was  occupied by Greek soldiers during the troubles and which was also used as a textile trading post.

There is no long established custom peculiar of this village. However, in recent years in the month of May, the villagers gather together from the surrounding villages in an activity called köy hayrı where they cook traditional meals like keskek, rice and ayran drink.

The village is situated 60 km from Canakkale and 14 km from Ezine. Ayvacik is only 8km away making it closer to the Ayvacik regional administration and yet it falls under the governance of Ezine District.

The main economy of the village is livestock farming and agriculture. In the 2009 election the appointed head of the village ( Muhtar ) is Ali Osman Özer.

There is an unused primary school in the village and children attend school in a nearby village. The education level is quite high among the villagers. There is a water supply but no mains sewage. The village has a Post Office ( PTT ) agency, a tarmac road, electricity and telephone lines.

Source: http://tr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bah%C3%A7eli,_Ezine

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Akköy

Akköy

Akkoy is a village with a population of 612 residents. There is no information about the origin of the name of the village. The only information about the history of the village is that it is linked with the Ottoman Empire under Sultan Süleyman and one of his sons is thought to be buried in the village.

The village is 50 km from Canakkale and 4 km away from the town of Ezine.

The village economy is based on agriculture, predominantly livestock farming; along with pottery making and brick making. A brick making factory can be found in the village. There is also olive oil production which is growing in importance for the village.

The current Muhtar ( Village Head ), elected in 2009 is Ömer Manav.

There is a primary school in the village. The village benefits from mains sewer and water supply. There is also a Post Office ( PTT ) agency and a health centre. The roads which lead to the village are tarmac. Telephone and Electricity utilities direct to the village.

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Estate Agents

Estate Agents office in Ezine

Cinar Emlak – Recommended Estate Agents in Ezine.

Providing a full range of Estate Agency Services, assistance with documentation, insurance, and support services.

Contact: Metin Bolak 0533 328 39 97 or Tolga Alaca on 0543 461 5039

Org.Nahit Senogul Caddesi 4/A Belediye Yani, Ezine, Canakkale.

Olive Oil Production

Olive oil is produced in the Aegean region and commonly used in cooking, cosmetics, soaps and pharmaceuticals. All over the Mediterranean you can see olive groves and whilst it is not clear where olive trees were first domesticated it is common knowledge that the wild olive tree originated from Turkey.

Olive trees can live for over a thousand years. They are hardy evergreens and a mature olive tree of about 3 to 4 metres in height can produce up to 40kg per year. It will produce good olives for at least 100 years.

There are many varieties of olive tree and olives start off green and turn black when they ripen. Harvest time determines the colour of the olive.

In Tavakli village ( Tavakli koyu ) there are four olive production factories. This is an important commodity for this region of Turkey and Ezine District produces some of the finest olives and olive oil in the country.


Alexandria Troas

Alexandria Troas ( Alexandria of the Troad ) or Eski Stambul

Alexandria Troas is about 13km from Tavakli in Dalyan Village. This is the site of an ancient Greek city, situated on the Aegean Sea. It was founded in 306 BC by Antigoneia Monophthalmus, a commander serving under Alexander the Great. Although the original name was Antigonia it was re-named Alexandria Troas by Lysimachus.

Alexandria Troas is in the Ezine district in the province of Canakkale. It is very close to Troy, the town that was believed by many to have been the mother-city of Rome.

In its prime, granite columns were sent to Rome and other cities of the Roman Empire and this was one of the largest Greek cities ever to be established in Anatolia. It was one of the main ports of the region and at the height of its glory it may have had a population as high as 100,000.

Constantine had even considered making Troas the capital of the Roman Empire before deciding on Byzantium, later re-named Constantinople, modern day Turkey’s Istanbul.

During Roman times this port was visited by Paul of Tarsus and Ignatius of Antioch. Over years the importance of the city declined. Sometime during the Byzantine period the city was either destroyed or abandoned.

The Ottoman period saw Karasi Turkmens settling in the region during the 14th century. The ruins were known to locals as Eski Stambul ( Old City ) and much of the stones were re-used for building works elsewhere. It is well known that Mehmed IV took columns from this site for his Yeni Valide Mosque in Istanbul. During the 18th century the site became a hideout for bandits.

In more modern times the site became overgrown and covered in trees and grassland. Much of the stone has been removed. Some parts have been found in better order than others and the bath and gymnasium complex is known locally as the Bal Saray ( Honey Palace ). Excavations are taking place at the site.

Visitors can see the remains of several large structures such as the palace, temple, theatre and baths and more recently a stadium which has been uncovered. The site extends over an area of some 400 hectares ( 1,000 acres ). 

Open: 08:00 to 17:00 all year round

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