After you pass through the village of Uluköy and head on towards Tavaklı Köyü you will pass through Akçakeçili. You could be forgiven for thinking that this was a village with just a few houses but most of the homes are actually set back from the main road and out of sight until you park up and explore.
Alemşah village is the closest village to Tavakli village. This video takes a look at the village with its old stone houses, a mix of modern and new, and the reservoir behind the village.
Ayvacik is situated on the main Canakkale to Izmir highway. It is thought that the settlement here dates back to the 14th Century when it would have been known as the village of Kızılcatuğlu. Evidence suggests that there might have been settlements in the area as early as the Hittite period.
Along the main highway as you turn into AYVACIK by the park you will see a large statue of Barbaros Haydrettin Pasha the Ottoman Admiral who was born on Lesbos and died in Istanbul. In fact there are quite a few statues in and around AYVACIK as you will see in this film.
Kösedere village is approximately 35 km from Ezine and one of the closest villages to Tavakli. In fact, with a population of around 1,200 it is the largest village in the area.
The village income is derived mainly from agriculture and particularly vegetable produce. Livestock such as sheep and goats and olive oil production is also a valuable source of income for the village. Situated near the Aegean coast there is also a large fresh water reservoir near the village of Kösedere.
Dalyan is a small fishing village with a harbour. It is the site of the Antik Liman or Antique harbour which would have been the main port of Alexandria Troas just up the road.
The harbour is home to a number of fishing boats and pleasure craft. There are some tea rooms and restaurants and a good beach here. Across the water you can see the island of Bozcaada in the distance.
This pretty little village is also popular with tourists during the summer months and there are many holiday homes in the village.