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, an attractive old windmill has been restored and the adjacent Panorama Café at the small Sevim and Necdet Kent Library is open 9:30 to 9:30 daily and has great views.
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