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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Kumburun

Kumburun

Kumburun is a village in the district of Ezine with a population count of 593 based on the year 2000 census records. The name of the village is derived from the nose shaped peninsular under the sea on the coastline.

The village is 66 km from Canakkale and 21 km from Ezine.

The village economy is based on agriculture and livestock farming. The current head of the village ( Muhtar ) is Mehmet Sert.

The village benefits from a primary school but has no mains sewage. There is no post office but there is a health clinic. The village is serviced by a tarmac road and electric, water and telefon utilities are connected.

Source: http://tr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kumburun,_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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Geyikli

Geyikli

Geyikli is one of the administrative towns of the Ezine District in Canakkale.

The most important feature of the town is its port which provides a ferry service to the island of Bozcaada. This service used to be provided through Odunluk Iskelesi but is now serviced through Yukyeri Iskelesi.

There are lots of summer houses or holiday homes around the shores of Geyikli. The sea is very clean but there are no important large scale tourist facilities in the area.

Opposite Bozcaada on the mainland the seashore is famous for its association with Achilleus, and his soldiers, who landed here for the invasion of Troy. Olive and pine trees grow here.

Part of the film ‘Eyvah Eyvah’ was produced here in 2010

Source: http://tr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geyikli,_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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Troas Beach Hotel

The Troas Beach Hotel has to be one of the nicest places to stay along this coastline. We recently bought a house in Tavakli village which needed renovation and since this hotel is right on the beach in Tavakli Iskelesi it was one of the most convenient locations we could have chosen.

The beach is very clean and the crystal clear waters of the Aegean are the first thing you see when you turn up for breakfast in the morning. Above is an actual view of the beach from the restaurant which consists of a well designed terrace on stilts surrounded by a beautiful and well kept hotel garden.

Half board at this hotel is about as good as it gets anywhere. Having stayed at numerous good quality hotels around the world this simple and yet tasteful establishment could give many of them a run for their money.

The photos here were taken at the end of August at a time when most places in Turkey would be pretty scorched and the grass would be brown and dried up. However, the abundance of water in this region, the skills of a good gardener and a clear desire on the part of the hotel to create the perfect environment have all paid off to make any stay here a very pleasant one.

Despite its location right on the beach the hotel still has its own pool which is meticulously maintained and which always looks so clean and inviting. A games / television room adjacent to the pool provides a place to chill out and relax if you need to go indoors.

This hotel has an appeal that will suit families, couples or single occupancy visitors. It is in an enviable location for those on honeymoon, for people who want to explore this beautiful region of Turkey or just a great place to chill out for those escaping the big cities.

The rooms here are modern, light and spacious. The bathrooms are tastefully decorated and the rooms have balconies and air conditioning.

The light and airy atmosphere and simple modern furnishings add to the ambience of the surroundings.

This hotel scores highly in so many ways. The food both at breakfast and in the evenings is buffet style but varied so that over a period of a week you still find it interesting enough to enjoy it as much as the first day you arrived.

However, what really makes this hotel special is the staff. The chambermaids smile, the waiters and assistants run around constantly trying their best to make their customers feel special and the level of service is actually better than what you would receive at many 4 or 5 star hotels.

Would we recommend the Troas Beach Hotel? You bet we would. You will search high and low to find accommodation as good as this and at such a reasonable price for what is on offer.

This is what the Troas Beach Hotel have to say about themselves on their website;

Troas Beach Hotel is located by the sea in Tavakli Iskelesi of Canakkale. We have 37 standard and 3 suit rooms. Once upon a time, the biggest ancient city of Anatolia, Alexandreia Troas is situated 7 km from our hotel. All of the rooms have sea view and designed to meet all your needs .

Website: http://www.troasbeach.com/HTML-ENGLISH/genel.html

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.


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