Best Things To Do in Ayvalik, Turkey

Whether you're visiting Ayvalik for a few days or are a localite, Ayvalik is sure to have something new for you. Explore our guide that tells you about the best tourist places to visit and things to do in Ayvalik. This guide will give you an idea about the popular attractions, upcoming tourist spots, and off-beat things to do in Ayvalik. This makes it easy to plan weekends or long vacations in Ayvalik. We have compiled this cool stuff to do in Ayvalik keeping in mind the points of interest for families, groups, and romantic couples. Looking at the activities for adventure junkies in Ayvalik listed here will get the blood rushing and adrenaline pumping through your veins.

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Tourist Attractions in Ayvalik

Here is the list of things to do in Ayvalik and tourist attractions in city.

  1. Devil's Table

    Tags: View Point, Hill

    Near the suburb of Camlik, on top of a small hill, is the best viewpoint in Ayvalik. There, you’ll find a rock with a curious footprint called the Devil’s Feast. Apparently the Devil left it in the rock when he jumped over to Lesbos. From the top, you have wonderful panoramic sites of the pine forests, seas, islands and the city. There is no better place in Ayvalik to spend your sun...Read more
  2. Badavut Beach

    Tags: Beach, Cafe, Restaurant, Leisure

    About 5km south of Ayvalik, this clean and un-crowded beach caters mostly to the Turkish locals rather than American and European tourists. So don’t be surprised if you see people heading into the water fully dressed. There are a number of cafes around if you feel like a bite. You can rent sunbeds and umbrellas from these restaurants. It’s probably the nicest beach in Ayvalik in whi...Read more
  3. Taksiyarhis Kilisesi

    Tags: Church, Religious Site, Garden, Tower

    This magnificent Orthodox Church built in 1873, is one of the most visited sites in Ayvalik. The highlights are: The thirty metre high bell tower The Corinthian capitals Gardens and courtyards Iron doors and windows The various icons The many frescoes Though the church looks somewhat dilapidated, what you see is actually the result of intense restoration work.
  4. Ayvalik Rahmi M. Koc Muzesi

    Tags: Church, Museum

    This children’s toy museum is an unexpected surprise to most who visit Ayvalik. The toys are exhibited in prettily lit glass cases. The museum is hosted inside the charming Taksiyarhis Church. Most of toys consist of vehicles, steam boats and dolls.
  5. Ida Dalis Merkezi

    Tags: Water Body, Scuba, Snorkeling

    This popular diving and snorkelling outfit is excellent for families. The staff is very friendly and knowledgeable about the area. On the trip, they may even serve up some cocktails. The underwater world of the sea around Ayvalik is magical, and you get to see some fantastic red coral and rays. They even provide dives for the disabled.
  6. Saatli Cami

    Tags: Mosque, Religious Site, Architecture

    The name of this mosque roughly translates into ‘Hours Mosque’. The reference to time comes from the clock on the minaret. Originally though, the mosque was a church; the conversion happened in 1928. The mosque, which was completed in 1870, has a simple and elegant architecture.
  7. Ayvalik Flea Market

    Tags: Flea Market

    This second hand weekend market is highly popular with the locals. People may come from miles around to pick up a horde of goods from here. This can range from household good, jewellery, decoratives, clothes, oils, toys.
  8. Sarimsakli Plaj

    Tags: Beach, Restaurant

    This simple beach is about 8km directly south of Ayvalik. It is long and wide, and has many seafood restaurants along its length. There are also casinos. Thanks to its size, you can usually find some uncrowded spot.
  9. Ayvalik Old Town

    Tags: Church, Religious Site, Beach, Architecture

    Central Ayvalik has a lovely Ottoman and Greek charm. The narrow streets and pastel colored corbelled houses are always teeming with local life, whether children or adults going about their business. The architecture is usually neo-classical. Two of the main attractions nearby are the Sarmisakli beach and the Taksiyarhis Church. See if you can get your hands on “A Walking Tour of Ayvalik&...Read more
  10. Cinarli Camii

    Tags: Art And Culture, Art Gallery, Mosque, Religious Site

    Like the Saatli Mosque, this too was a church before it was converted into a mosque (the conversion happened in 1923). It was completed in 1790. The highlights are: Corinthian arches Gallery and altar The gilded and marble iconostasis The sycamore trees around the mosque. The 38 metre high minarets.
  11. Moshos Taverna Image
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    Y Sr

    Friendly service, funny taverna live music and dancing, very delicious dishes

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  12. Lokma İmparatoru Image
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    Umut Yamaner

    Touristic food,nothing authentic of this beautiful town. Pass your way.

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  13. Deniz Yıldızı Restorant Image
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    Ö. Bulakci

    Nice restaurant at the seaside. Welcoming staff. Above average but fair prices. Excellent meze (side dishes).

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  14. Sevim Ve Necdet Kent Kitapligi Image

    Tags: Library

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    Kubilay Doğukan AYDIN

    Great view

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