Ayvalik is principally known for its pretty beaches and the best fish of the country. You will keep long souvenirs of eating fish at the harbor with sunset in the background.
Old Ayvalik has more the aspect of a Greek rather than a Turkish village: winding streets with Wooden houses which are unfortunately not yet being renovated.
In the area of Ayvalik , the Sarimsakli is a kilometer long beach covered with white sand; the Seytan Sofrasi (Devil’s peak) is a hill from where one has a marvelous view over Ayvalik and its bay with countless islets but also enjoys the view of a unique sunset; the Alibey or Cunda island, reached by boat in the Summer (recommended), is worth a little walk or for the visit of the numerous monasteries and to enjoy dinner.
Today the only richness of the village is the ruins of Greek houses, Orthodox churches and monasteries and nice fish restaurants at the harbor.