Best Things To Do in Ayvalik, Turkey

There are plenty of things to do in Ayvalik. To begin with, one can hike up the hillock of Devil’s Table. From the top, one gets mesmerizing panoramic views of the city. Once you are done taking in the views of the skyline, you can head over to the Ida Dalis Merkezi which takes you to the best scuba diving spots near the city. Top tourist attractions in Ayvalik that you just cannot give a miss include the lovely beaches of Badavut and Sarimsakli Plaj, the ancient and serene mosques of Saatli Cami and Cinarli Camii, the splendid Orthodox Church of Taksiyarhis Kilisesi and the engrossing and engaging children’s toy museum of Ayvalik Rahmi M. Koc Muzesi.

While visiting the city, you have to visit the bustling Ayvalik Flea Market which has shopkeepers selling items such as household goods, clothes, souvenirs and even jewellery. You can also pay a visit to the Ayvalik Old Town which is full of narrow streets and pastel coloured houses.

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Top-Rated Tourist Attractions in Ayvalik, Turkey

Must see places in Ayvalik ranked on popularity. Here is the complete list of best attractions in Ayvalik and point of interests to visit.

  1. Devil's Table

    # 1 of 28 Things To Do in Ayvalik | Added 499 times in trip plans
    Devil's Table

    Tags: View Point, Hill

    Address: Seytan Sofrası Han Cafe Balıkesir / Ayvalık Seytan Tepesi 10410 Ayvalık/sarımsalık/Balıkesir

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    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 ...Read more

  2. Badavut Beach

    # 2 of 28 Things To Do in Ayvalik | Added 449 times in trip plans
    Badavut Beach

    Tags: Beach, Cafe, Restaurant, Tourist Center

    Address: Badavut Beach, Ayvalik, Turkey

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    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 t...Read more

  3. Taksiyarhis Kilisesi

    # 3 of 28 Things To Do in Ayvalik | Added 439 times in trip plans
    Taksiyarhis Kilisesi

    Tags: Church, Religious Site, Garden, Tower

    Address: Ismet Pasa Mah. Marasal Cakmak Cad. AyvalIk Merkez, Ayvalik, Turkey

    Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    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 d...Read more

  4. Ayvalik Rahmi M. Koc Muzesi

    # 4 of 28 Things To Do in Ayvalik | Added 352 times in trip plans
    Ayvalik Rahmi M. Koc Muzesi

    Tags: Church, Museum

    Address: Namik Kemal Mahallesi Seref Sokak No: 6 A Alibey Adasi (Cunda), Ayvalik, Turkey

    Timings: 10:00 am - 07:00 pm Details

    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. M...Read more

  5. Ida Dalis Merkezi

    # 5 of 28 Things To Do in Ayvalik | Added 393 times in trip plans
    Ida Dalis Merkezi

    Tags: Water Body, Scuba, Snorkeling

    Address: Ayvalik limani ataturk meydani teknosa karsisi, Ayvalik

    Timings: 10:00 am - 06:00 pm Details

    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 wo...Read more

  6. Saatli Cami

    # 6 of 28 Things To Do in Ayvalik | Added 376 times in trip plans
    Saatli Cami

    Tags: Mosque, Religious Site, Architecture

    Address: Fevzi Pasha Bazaar Quarter Sokak No: 21 Hours Range Mosque, Ayvalik, Turkey

    Timings: 10:00 am - 03:00 pm Details

    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 happen...Read more

  7. Ayvalik Flea Market

    # 7 of 28 Things To Do in Ayvalik | Added 136 times in trip plans
    Ayvalik Flea Market

    Tags: Flea Market

    Address: Barbaros cad. 8.sok, Ayvalik, Turkey

    Timings: 09:00 am - 09:00 pm Details

    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, ...Read more

  8. Sarimsakli Plaj

    # 8 of 28 Things To Do in Ayvalik | Added 421 times in trip plans
    Sarimsakli Plaj

    Tags: Beach, Restaurant

    Address: Sarimsakli Plaji, 10400 Kucukkoy/Balikesir

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    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 ...Read more

  9. Cinarli Camii

    # 9 of 28 Things To Do in Ayvalik | Added 356 times in trip plans
    Cinarli Camii

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

    Address: Ayvalik, Turkey

    Timings: 10:00 am - 03:00 pm Details

    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 alta...Read more

  10. Ayvalik Old Town

    # 10 of 28 Things To Do in Ayvalik | Added 416 times in trip plans
    Ayvalik Old Town

    Tags: Church, Religious Site, Beach, Tour

    Address: Ismet Pasa Mah. Marasal Cakmak Cad. AyvalIk Merkez, Ayvalik, Turkey

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    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. ...Read more

  11. Deniz Yıldızı Restorant

    # 11 of 28 Things To Do in Ayvalik | Added 1 time in trip plans
    Deniz Yıldızı Restorant Image

    Address: A, İsmetpaşa Mahallesi, Karantina Sk. No:5, 10400 Ayvalık/Balıkesir, Turkey

    Timings: 12:00 am - 01:00 am Details
    Google Reviews
    Selma Kaynak

    Exceptional scenery, very attentive,fast and particular, friendly staff. Mezes are above average in respect to other seafood restaurants in the region. Great choice of starters and seafood and fish va...

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  12. Sevim Ve Necdet Kent Kitapligi

    # 12 of 28 Things To Do in Ayvalik | Added 2 times in trip plans
    Sevim Ve Necdet Kent Kitapligi Image

    Tags: Library

    Address: Namık Kemal Mahallesi, Agios Yaninis Kilisesi, 10405 Ayvalık/Balıkesir, Turkey

    Google Reviews
    Murat Erdogan

    Hemen hemen her Alibey Adası fotoğrafında rastlayabileceğiniz bu güzel eser aslında Agios Yannis Kilisesi'nden kalan bir şapel ve değirmenden oluşmaktadır. Patrik Teodosios zamanında İst...

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  13. Lokma İmparatoru

    # 13 of 28 Things To Do in Ayvalik | Added 1 time in trip plans
    Lokma İmparatoru Image

    Address: Namık Kemal Mahallesi, Mevlana Cd., 10405 Ayvalık/Balıkesir, Turkey

    Google Reviews
    Narcis Popa

    Good stuff!

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  14. Neo Soley Hotel

    # 14 of 28 Things To Do in Ayvalik | Added 65 times in trip plans
  15. Moshos Taverna

    # 15 of 28 Things To Do in Ayvalik | Added 1 time in trip plans
    Moshos Taverna Image

    Address: Mithatpaşa Mahallesi, Halk Cd. No:12, 10405 Ayvalık/Balıkesir, Turkey

    Timings: 12:00 am - 01:00 am Details
    Google Reviews
    Y Sr

    Great place to have dinner!, super kind service, everything delicious and hygienic. Maybe the several simultaneous music or acoustic sources are annoying

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  • Rahmi M. Koç Museum

    Şeref Sok 6/A

    Museums
  • Rahmi Koç Müzesi - Ayvalık

    Landmarks Museums
  • Taksiyarhis Anıt Müzesi

    Museums
  • Yağcı Zeytinyağı Fabrikası Kültür Merkezi

    Landmarks Museums
  • Μουσείο Φυσικήσ Ιστορίασ Απολιθωμένου Δάσουσ Λέσβου

    8ης Νοεμβρίου 17

    Museums
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  • Havuz

    Hotel Grand Temizel

    Amusement Parks
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  • Ayvalik Tik Mustafanin Yeri

    Tenekeciler Sok

    Restaurants Bars
  • Vino Şarap Evi

    Bars
  • Hotel Sezer Restaurant & Bar

    Atatürk Bul Hotel Sezer No:10 / Sarimsakli

    Restaurants Bars Night Clubs
  • Bardak Bar

    Bars Night Clubs
  • Jinan

    Ortaçamlık No:87

    Bars
  • Kohilia

    ΕΟ Μυτιλήνης

    Bars
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  • İddaa Bayi

    Talat Paşa Cad, Ziya Kundağ Pasajı No: 8-9

    Casinos and Gaming
  • İddaa Bayi

    No: 50/G, İsmet Paşa Mah, Dikili, İzmir

    Casinos and Gaming
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  • Bıyıklı'Nın Çiftliği

    Beaches
  • Marenostrum Beach Club

    Beaches
  • Sarımsaklı Plajı

    Sarımsaklı BLV. Küçükköy

    Beaches
  • Marenostrum Beach

    Beaches
  • Artur Güvercin Koyu

    Karaağaç Gömeç

    Beaches
  • Sen & Ben Beach

    Beaches
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  • Küçük Yer Sem∀Li

    Zafer Sok No:10 Cunda

    Hunting and Fishing
  • Δεμερτζησ Ιωαννησ Γ

    Λήμνου 16 Μυτιλήνη

    Hunting and Fishing
  • Volan - Smart Fishing

    Ναυμαχίας Έλλης 39

    Hunting and Fishing
  • Λεμάνης Γεώργιος Ε.

    Βουρνάζων 29

    Hunting and Fishing
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  • Hüsnü Uğural Stadı

    Ayvalık, Merkez Hastane Cad, Kemal Paşa

    Stadiums and Arenas
  • Atatürk Stadyumu

    Stadiums and Arenas
  • National Stadium of Mytilini

    Αλέξανδρου Πεσματζόγλου

    Stadiums and Arenas
  • National Stadium of Mytilini

    Stadiums and Arenas
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  • Ayvalık Tapu Müdürlüğü

    Atatürk Bul Hükümet Konağı No: 85

    Buildings and Structures
  • Hak Değirmencilik

    Merkez. Kabakum.. P.K

    Buildings and Structures
  • Gömeç Nüfus Müdürlüğü

    Atatürk Cad, Hükümet Konağı

    Buildings and Structures
  • Ören Sahili

    Ören Mah

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  • Algül Bufe

    Gardens
  • Pegasus

    Gardens
  • A Social Thesis

    Gardens
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