Town of Kırlı
The town is of Kırlı is nestled in the mountains of the county of Perşembe. The town is hidden directly beneath the Nefise Akçelik Tunnel (the longest road tunnel in Turkey) on the Ordu side. Residents of the town are generally hazelnut farmers and a few of people work for the KGM, Turkey’s highway management department, which has a maintenance facility at the entrance to the tunnel. The town consists of a few markets, stores, elementary school, and a mosque. Local farmers and residents from the surrounding villages come to the town to get supplies or to catch service buses into the City of Ordu.
The town of Kırlı doesn’t offer much for tourists, however the town sits on the banks of Akçaova Creek bringing cool mountain runoff from the surrounding Çanık Mountains. There is a small park located on the entrance of the town. Visitors can relax while listening to the soothing sounds of the creek rushing over the rocks below. Upstream of the town Akçaova Creek has specular white-water and waterfalls. One of the waterfalls, Karaoluk Şelalesi, is a great place for picnicking and swimming on hot summer days. Locals say that the deep pools along the creek also provide great trout fishing.
The town of Kırlı is the last opportunity to pick up last minute picnic supplies before heading up into the mountains for the day.