Balikesir Ayvalik District Guide

Balikesir City Guide

Ayvalık is one of the most important tourism destinations with more than 71.000 populations in Turkey. Every summer season, Ayvalık hosts thousands of foreign tourists with its high-class tourism facilities all around the district. Ayvalık is a tourism paradise waiting to be discovered with its beautiful bays, 24 islands surrounding it, architectural structures that resemble an open-air museum and a fascinating undersea world.

Check out the most comprehensive Ayvalık city guide now. You will find the answers of many questions like “Places to see in Ayvalık ” or “How to get to Ayvalık ?” in this guide.

District Name



Population Density

Population Growth Rate

Surface Area

Number of Neighbourhood




221 / km2

1,42 %

305 km2


Do you want to get detailed information about hospitals in Ayvalık ? If you’re, our special health guide will be helpful for you. In Ayvalık, there is one state hospital named as Ayvalık State Hospital in the city.

If you are looking for real estate for sale in Ayvalık or real estate for rent in Ayvalık , you are on the right page. As of the end of January 2021 in Balıkesir, Ayvalık district, the prices of houses for sale increased by 35.23% in the last year. Average for sale residential property size is 125 square meters. Considering the annual averages, as of the end of January 2021, the neighborhoods that gained the most value in Balıkesir province Ayvalık district were Ali Çetinkaya, Fethiye, Fevzipaşa Vehbibey, Hamdibey, Hayrettinpaşa in order.

Accommodation in Ayvalık is an important issue for people who visit city for different purposes like tourism or business. Today, it’s possible to find different accommodation alternatives like hotels and hostels in Ayvalık district like many other districts of the city.

Check out the “Best places to visit in Ayvalık” or “Top 10 things to do and see in Ayvalık” questions in this guide. Ayvalık, which is the district of Balıkesir, is one of the most important places of tourism. Ayvalık, which contains many natural and historical beauties, is one of the places that should be visited. Cunda Island: Cunda Island, one of the most popular places in Ayvalık; It is the only island in Ayvalık with settlement. You can go to the island, also known as Alibey, by boat or by car from Ayvalık. Cunda Island resembles an open-air museum with its special architecture and historical beauties. Şeytan Sofrası is located 8 km from Ayvalık center. Devil’s Table, which should be at the top of the list of places to visit in Ayvalık, has a wonderful view. This hill, which was formed as a result of a volcanic event, was named Şeytan Sofrası according to the rumors from the footprints of the devil found here. Sarımsaklı Beach, 6 km from Ayvalık center, Sarımsaklı Beach is among the most beautiful beaches of our country. This constantly crowded beach has very clean water.

You can find a lot of transportation alternatives to Ayvalık district. You can prefer road or air transportation if you are coming from outside of the city. Koca Seyit Airport is located in Edremit and you can find direct flights from Istanbul and Ankara to İzmir. On the other hand, there are a lot of regular bus lines from many cities of Turkey to Balıkesir. For details, please visit our Balıkesir Transportation Guide.


Enes Sahin

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