Its known that name of Araklı comes from Arakale (which means mid castle). There are several castles located around the district. Those castles gave Araklı the situation of Arakale (mid castle). Spanish traveler Cilavlijo, mentioned about Araklı as “Araakuel”. The name of Araakuel reminds of Arakale.
Its known that there is 150 years old place in the center of Araklı. But unfortunately there is no further information about old places, sites baceuse there has’nt been any archaeological work.