Ayvalık Turkey is connected to Balikesir, 85 km away from Bahramkale, Greek settlement of Ottoman period. The region abondoned by Greeks was able to preserve its historical structure for population exchange during the republic period. Narrow, curved streets, oriel houses and mansions, monasteries and churches left from Greeks chrish a history.
It also meets the expections for sea tourism with its beaches and clean sea allowing diving besides the rich texture. Şeytan sofrası (Devil’s Sofa) on a land dominating bays and sea, offering a unique panaroma of the islands attracts local and foreign tourists who want to see sunset.
Ayvalık Turkey History
Ayvalık Turkey…South of the Gul of Edremit, opposite the island of Cunda. Settlement in the region goes back as far as the 3000s B.C., and the name of the city in the Luwian language is Kindawana, meaning Place of Mother Goddess. The area was also known as Kydonia in the Lidya region. It is understood that there was previously a Temple of the Mother Goddess, and that urbanstaion started durng the Lidyan period, in the 6yh century B.C.. It was later ruled by Persians, Macedonians, Pergamons, Romans and Byzantines. The grew rich through its shipping, fishing and trade with the Aegean Islands, and became a diocese during the Byzantine period. It joined Turkish territory together with the Cunda Islands in 1430, and a sea base was was established. The Cunda islands which are directly opposite Ayvalık, and were proviously known as Hekatonnesoi are majour centres of tourism with their natural beauty, unique undersea riches and great fish restaurants. At the top of works to be seen in Ayvalık are Çınarlı Mosque, and the Hamidiye Mosque and Church. With its houses with their historic and natural texture intact, and unique beach known as Sarımsaklı Beach, and the tourist facilities on it, the region is at the service of tourism.
Avyalık Turkey Known For: Ayvalik toast, and the fish restaurants on Cunda Island. Ayvalik Turkey also has olive groves, olives and extra virgin olive oil, is well renowed around the world for these products.
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Don’t Return withour Doing at Ayvalik Turkey
Food in Ayvalık Turkey : Ayvalık toast, cheese sweet, and the sprat fish.
Shopping in Ayvalık Turkey: Olives and olive oil.
Entertainment in Ayvalık : Sunsets can be seen from Şeytan Sofra (Devil’s Sofa)