The village is named after the shape of the nearby cape, that looks like a neck. The surrounding place is full of beaches with crystal clear waters, and nearby is the three story cave called Katafyggi (meaning, shelter) which is one of the largest and most impressive caves of Greece, with amazing stalagmites.
Trachila was the port of Lagada, knowing great growth after the 19th century. First mentioned in a document of 1700 that writes that the port was used for the departure of the people of Mani who migrated to Corsica.
The village hosts a few festivals that attract many visitors. Those are the village fair in September, one in the 23rd of June that is called the day of Saint John, and the traditional burning of the effigy of Judas in the day of Easter. During the winter, very few residents stay in the village, though during the summer it is full of life and activity.