Canakkale Ayvacik District Guide

Canakkale City Guide

Ayvacık is an important tourism, livestock and agricultural center of Çanakkale city with more than 33.000 population.  Assos (Behramkale) is located in the borders of Ayvacık which is one of the most popular tourism destinations of Turkey.  Special destinations such as Bababurnu, which is the farthest point of the Asian continent in Anatolia, make Ayvacık district very special. In addition to tourism, olive cultivation and olive oil production, carpet weaving, cheese and animal husbandry are among the important sources of income. The local people have a very rich cultural structure.

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

District Name



Population Density

Population Growth Rate

Surface Area

Number of Neighbourhood




926 / km2

-0,63 %

880 km2


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

If you are looking for real estate for sale in Ayvacık or real estate for rent in Ayvacık, you are on the right page. As of the end of December 2020 in Çanakkale, Ayvacık district, the prices of houses for sale increased by 27.18% in the last year. Average for sale residential property size is 124 square meters. Considering the annual averages, the neighborhoods that gained the most value in Çanakkale Ayvacık district as of the end of December 2020 were Sahil, Mıhlı, Hamdibey, Fatih, Gökçetepe, respectively.

Accommodation in Ayvacık 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 Ayvacık district like many other districts of the city.

Check out the “Best places to visit in Ayvacık” or “Top 10 things to do and see in Ayvacık” questions in this guide. Assos Ancient City  was founded in 2000 BC by the Lelegs. There are many historical buildings in this ancient city, which was used as a settlement in the Roman period. In the middle of the city, there is an acropolis part surrounded by walls. At the highest point of the city is the Temple of Athena. There is a theater part on the skirts of this hill. The Athena Temple, the theater, the cemetery area, the necropolis and the acropolis, which have survived intact from the ancient city of Assos. Hüdavendigar Mosque is located on a 238 meter high hill in Ayvacık district. Built at the end of the 14th century, the mosque has Classical Ottoman architecture. Babakale; It is a fishing village of Ayvacık district. It stands out as a quiet and peaceful village. There are many historical buildings in Babakale Village, which dates back to 1723. We recommend you to see Baba Castle, ancient waterways, historical mosque, historical bath, historical fountain and century-old plane tree in the village.

You can find a lot of transportation alternatives to Ayvacık district. You can prefer road or air transportation if you are coming from outside of the city. Çanakkale Airport is located in the city 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 Çanakkale. For details, please visit our Canakkale Transportation Guide


Enes Sahin

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