ABOUT ARAKLISimilar to other counties in the Eastern Black Sea region, the pre-history of Arakli has not been clarified with archeological excavations either. But it is believed that habitation in Arakli was not after a long time than Trabzon since it was located on the way of Silk Road which was the most popular trade route between East and West for thousands of years.
The County of Arakli is also located on the coast like many other settlements in the region; in front of the mountains that lay parallel to the sea.
Mountains that surround the Eastern Black Sea Region prevented other Anatolian forces to authorize this region and change its culture via trade relations. This situation created a self-sufficient character type in people.
The historical Kalecik Castle, which is an extension of Canayer Castle, is also within the borders of Arakli.
Tea and Hazelnut are the most important income sources of the county and stock-breeding is done with the method of traditional transhumance. Araklı was a village of Sürmene when the Republic was founded. It became a county in 1953.