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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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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Tavaklı Village

Koordinatlar: 39°40′23″N, 26°11′53″E

The old name of this village is Larissa. Later this was changed to Tavuklu and subsequently its current name of Tavakli.

Canakkale is 74 km away from Tavakli and Ezine is just 24 km away. The location of this  village is between the edge of the Sakar Mountain and 3km inland of the Agean  Sea. It has a height above sea level of 200 metres.

The beach area is called Tavakli Iskelesi. At the present time there is  no port here but in the past they used to export oak acorns from Tavakli  Iskelesi. Along the beach are several guest houses, a few hotels and some  restaurants. For more photos of Tavakli Iskelesi click here.

The weather is mainly a temperate climate and far more comfortable than  that of the south coast where it can get uncomfortably hot in peak season.

The latest census population figures for the year 2000 show 607  residents.

Agriculture is the main economy of the area. Oak acorn had been used in  paint production for a long time but this has now ceased due to the  introduction of synthetic paints. There are now only two acorn storage places  left.

After acorn production the main agricultural emphasis switched to olive  oil production. Most of the land in and around the village is not level and is  suitable for the growing of olive trees. The olive oil production factories provide a good seasonal income resource for  the young people in the village.

Researchers into olive oil production have established that this is one  of the best quality of olives for the purposes of olive oil production. Within  the village there are four separate olive oil production factories where the  olives are picked and processed all in the same day.

In the flat surrounding areas of Tavakli the main agricultural produce is that of fruit such as apricot, plumbs, pears, apples, peaches, honeydew melon, water melon, tomatoes and for vegetables cauliflower, peppers, beans, wheat, broad beans and chic peas. There are also almond trees which do not contribute much financially but do add to the greenery of the area.

Once upon a time there were vineyards here. A few families still produce grapes for the purposes of wine production. There is also cattle, sheep and goat farming but if you compare this with other villages in and around Ezine this is small by comparison.

Although there is a sea shore nearby there is no port or pier for  fishing boats. As a result there is not a great deal of fishing here in terms  of industry. If you compare Tavakli with other villages, it is financially in a  good position. It has the capacity of a small municipality.

There are summer houses around Tavakli village. There are  some social establishments that provide job opportunities to the villagers and  make Tavakli a more attractive place to live. Although not a major tourist area  this unspoiled region of Turkey does benefit from local tourism in the summer  months. The waters of the sea are unpolluted and the sea is crystal clear and a  pleasure to swim in

Although there is a primary school in the village. There is a water
sewage system in place in the village and there is small village post office (
PTT ) agency and a shop ( bakkal ). There is a health centre ( currently unused
) and a tarmac road to the village from the coast. The village has electricity,
telephone lines and internet access. There is an internet cafe in the village.

You can see many more photos of Tavakli village by clicking here.

The village head ( Muhtar ) is Mehmet Karabulut.

Telephone 0542 7211181

From a historical perspective the ancient site of Alexander Troas is
nearby and there is another ancient city site of Kolonai which is less well
known but has not been excavated yet so consequently there is nothing to see.

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