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Like Ayvalık, Cunda Island was once predominantly Greek, and some Greek is still spoken here. The island has a mix of the two cultures in its food, music, and nightlife, and lately has been deliberately cultivating this, having realized the tourism potential. There’s a growing number of cafés, bars, bakeries, and small restaurants in the charming cobbled backstreets away from the water, which
are full of old Greek buildings in various states of repair. At the top of the hill, the "Nostaljik Café" at the small Sevim and Necdet Kent Library (look for the stone windmill) is open 9:30 to 9:30 daily and has great views.
Ayvalık is beautiful, stretching onto a peninsula and surrounded by islands, with many bays swirling in and out of its coastline. The bustling...
The port is a marvel, pressed against the sheer cliff walls. It's crammed with small hotels that were built of volcanic rock, a fleet of fishing...