Watching the Sunset in Ayvalik, Turkey

Taking a vacation is not always perfect but I can say that our 10-days trip in Turkey last September 2011 was a worth one. I found that time a cheap trip with almost all include on it. The  return  flight with  Lufthansa, accommodations, tour guide, breakfasts  and  dinners, return transportation  in Munich and Istanbul airports and  trips  to  the different places in Turkey  were included to that vacation package.

One of the places we visited was Ayvalik. In fact, we spent three nights to two hotels in the area. Ayvalik is a seaside town on the northwestern Aegean coast of Turkey. It is a district of the Balıkesir Province. We had a walk that time on its coastline.  While walking, a Turkish guy approached  us  and asked if we are Germans. Not  really me but my husband. It is very obvious that I am Asian but only have a German citizenship. Hubby was amazed  because the guy speaks German. He said that he was before in Germany for a contractual  job and that was how he learned German language. He also mentioned that Germany is a very nice country but he have to go back to his hometown in  Ayvalik.

It was so far a lovely  short sightseeing. I love  watching the boats on the  seafront of Ayvalik. Here are image I took during our trip to this town.

The boats on the seafront of Ayvalik, Turkey. © www.countrysidetrip.com

Various archeological studies in the region prove that Ayvalık and its environs were inhabited as early as the prehistoric ages. Joseph Thacher Clarke believed that he had identified it as the site of Kisthene, mentioned by Strabo as a place in ruins at a harbour beyond Cape Pyrrha  Kisthene was further identified by Engin Beksac of Trakya University, as Kiz Ciftlik, near the centre of Gomeç. continue reading here.

I love watching the sunset in Ayvalik, Turkey. The view of the sunset  from our hotel which is around 15 minutes drive to the town center, was more fantastic! © www.countrysidetrip.com

 

One Response to “Watching the Sunset in Ayvalik, Turkey”

  1. LindyLouMac in Italy Says:

    I was very interested to read this post, as we have just returned from our first trip to Turkey, we were very impressed and would love to return one day. Ayvalik looks very inviting.

 

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