Dolunay Bungalows

This delightful collection of bungalows set in their own gardens and right by the sea provides visitors with everything they need for a comfortable holiday.

For more details contact English speaking Mr Halil Ören on 0536 326 56 26.

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Neandrea – Kestanbol

Neandrea Kestanbol Antique Stone Quarry and Ancient City

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The view from Mount Çığrı is spectacular. The granite formations stand tall and proud across the plain of this ancient walled city of Neandrea. To the casual tourist this archaelogical site might not seem that impressive but dig a little deeper and you will appreciate why this is an important historical landmark. You can see photos of the ancient city by clicking here.

The remaining defence walls are all that remain of what must have once been a large city. Tracing the route of the walls and what is left of them you begin to get an idea of the sheer scale of this place. Dating back to the 8th century B.C. granite would have been quarried out of the mountain.

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Situated near the village of Koçali is one of the quarries that would have been used in the construction of the infrastructure. Surprisingly there are seven huge columns of approx ten metres in length that lie forgotten and abandoned in the bedrock. One wonders why they were left there on completion and never transported to the site for which they were intended.

Amazing stone columns carved on site from granite and which date back 2,800 years. Situated near Kestanbol only a short drive from Tavakli Village this is a part of what was once Neandrea city. Definately worth a visit.

Sapmaz Zeytin Factory

Sapmaz Olive Oil Factory in Tavakli is a family run business employing around 10 workers. During the harvesting season it works 24/7 from November through to March processing the olives and manufacturing fine quality olive oil for which this region is famous.

In the two video clips shown here young Mehmet takes us on a tour of his father’s factory and explains how all the machinery works. Can you believe that Mehmet is just 10 years old! Thank you for such a professional tour of the factory Mehmet.

Around Tavakli

The following video is a collection of photos from around the Tavakli area. All of these places are easily accessible for day trips and all are no further than 100km or 60 miles from the village of Tavakli. Most are much closer.

 

 

 

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Ezine Cheese

Ezine Cheese ( Peynir )

Ezine cheese is famous throughout Turkey. It has a distinctive taste and is a full-fat white cheese that is pickled and ripened in tinplate containers. The Ezine cheese is made from goat, sheep and cow’s milk.

If you drive through or near the town of Ezine you will find plenty of places selling the famous Ezine Peynir.

 


Gülpinar

Gulpinar is a pleasant village near Tuzlu Köyü. It has an impressive mosque and is the location of the famous ancient site of Apollo Smintheous.

The Mosque at Gulpinar

The nearby village of Tuzla might look like the sort of place you would pass by quickly and seemingly of little interest but dig a bit deeper and you will find that there are a couple of old buildings here ( the mosque and part of a school building ) built by Ottoman Sultan Murat some 700 years ago.

As you drive through Tuzla you will notice that the village has some hot water springs and salt which have yet to be exploited for commercial purposes.

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