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Ayvalik

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Ayvalık is a seaside town on the northwestern Aegean coast of Turkey. It is a district of Balıkesir Province. The town center of Ayvalık is surrounded by the archipelago of Ayvalık Islands, which face the nearby Greek island of Lesbos.It was an ancient Aeolian port-town, called Kydonies (Κυδωνίες) and it served surrounding Greek Aeolian cities, such as Pergamos; since the Ottoman era, the name of the city changed to Ayvalik, the town remained predominantly Greek, and although the Turks used its Turkish name, its Greek population used indiscrimanantly its ancient name Kydonies and its new name "Greekicized" to Aivali (Αϊβαλί).GeographyAyvalık is a district in Turkey's Balıkesir Province on the Aegean Sea coast. It is situated on a narrow coastal plain surrounded by low hills to the east which are covered with pine and olive trees. Ayvalık is also surrounded by the archipelago of the Ayvalık Islands (the largest of which is Cunda Island) on the sea and by a narrow peninsula in the south named the Hakkıbey Peninsula. Ayvalık is the southernmost district of Balıkesir. Gömeç, Burhaniye and Edremit are other districts of the Balıkesir Province which are situated on the Aegean shores and they are lined up respectively to the north. The region is under the influence of a typical Mediterranean climate with mild and rainy winters and hot, dry summers.
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Specialty Museum
Taksiyarhis Cunda Ayvalik Rahmi M. Koc Muzesi
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Devil's Feast
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Beach
Badavut Beach
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Church
Taksiyarhis Kilisesi
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Side trips from Ayvalik

Ruin
The Asklepion Bergama
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The Acropolis Bergama
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Historic Walking Area
Athena Temple Assos
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Beach
SarImsaklI PlajI Balikesir
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Hidden gems in Ayvalik

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Religious Site
Saatli Cami
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Wildlife Area
Cennet Tepesi
3.8
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Flea Market
Ayvalik Bit Pazari
3.6
Duration: 2h 30 min
Mountain
Ata Kayaliklari
4.1
Duration: 2 hours

Wildlife in Ayvalik

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Scuba / Snorkeling
Scuba & Snorkeling
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Duration: 4 hours

Shopping in Ayvalik

Shopping Mall
Paragon AVM
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Duration: 2 hours

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