Where is Ayvalik Located?
Ayvalik is located in Turkey’s largest olive growing area. At the end of the 18th century, Ayvalik (then Kydonia) had the status of an independent Greek city in the Ottoman Empire and gained prosperity through olive and leather production and as a commercial centre.
What Country is Ayvalik in?
Many European states had set up consulates here. During the Greek wars of liberation in 1821, the city was destroyed and even after the reconstruction was no longer able to connect to former glory. In 1923, the Greek population was finally expelled.
In Ayvalik, as on the whole northern coast of the Aegean, there is no mass tourism. The climate here is much more pleasant than in the tourism centres of the South coast, at almost the same temperatures with reduced humidity, and also the oxygen content of the air is high. In addition, on the islands facing the coast you will find endless wonderful bays and beaches, mentioned here are the beautiful Sarimsakli Beach (“garlic Beach”) south of Ayvalik and the beach of Badavut, which is still considered a secret tip. The sea is crystal clear, and the possibilities for water sports, especially diving are manifold.