Bayramiç

Bayramiç is a pleasant town located on Mount Ida ( Kazdag ). It is blessed with an abundance of green countryside and is situated 351 ft above sea level. The population of the town is 13,420.

People have been living in this town for centuries.  Evidence exists of structures dating back to the Byantine and Ottoman eras. Of particular historical significance is the stone bridge ( Taskopru ) which dates back to 1210 and the Taskopru ( Tasköprü ) Mosque and Tepe Mosque. The most impressive building however is the Hadimoglu Konagi from Ottoman times.

Ayazma  Kazdagi

Follow the signs from Bayramic to Ayazma, a nature reserve of breathtaking beauty and a dam that supplies water to the surrounding areas.  You enter a different world here and the road takes you through pine forests, apple orchards and up into the mountains with scenery that will astound you.

The reservoir near Bayramic and its surrounding lush countryside.

http://www.bayramic.gov.tr/



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Babakale

Babakale is perhaps best known for its restored castle. It dates back to 1723 and was one of the last Ottoman castles of its era.  Babakale lies at the most western point on the Turkish mainland.

The harbour is impressive and provides shelter for many fishing boats.  Tourism is important here too and there are plenty of places to stay. The location of Babakale provides an excellent base from which to explore the rest of this beautiful coastline.

There is a good sandy beach at Babakale which provides safe bathing and is shallow for swimmers. Babakale used to be a pirates paradise and during the time of Sultan Ahmed III the castle was built to provide protection for the local people.

Whilst tourism provides a good income for many of the locals there is an economy in the growing of olives, knife making and shoe manufacturing.

Whether you are passing through or stopping over, Babakale is definately worth a visit and if you are feeling peckish you might try some freshly caught fish in one of the restaurants.

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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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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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