CUNDA ISLAND GENERAL INFORMATION
Cunda Island is located in Ayvalik District of Balikesir. It is the fourth largest island on the Aegean coast. In terms of size ranking Gökçeada, Bozcaada, comes after Long Island. Another name of Cunda Island is Alibey island. Ali Çetinkaya, who led the war of independence, was named in memory of this name. There are 22 large and small islands in the region. This Island Group is called Ayvalik Islands. Cunda Island, located on the only island.
PLACES TO SEE ON CUNDA ISLAND
Cunda Island is one of the oldest islands on the Aegean. There are 3 churches known on it. Taksiyarhis church is the oldest church identified. Mosaic art and tile works are on the church. It’s a church made of stone. It has arched and domed structures.
Panaya church is another church on the island. It’s the largest church on the island. It is known as the church where priests were retreated and raised new monks.Another church is the church called Yannis Agios. Although the island is not very large, there are 3 churches on it. This is due to the fact that the island was used only for worship in ancient times.
There is also a library on the island. The Moshonisia library is home to important inscriptions and books.There are a few restaurants on the island. Each restaurant is situated at the sea zero and offers mainly fish products. You can have a nice dinner at one of these restaurants. Food with fresh fish and sea plants opens an appetite.
There’s an old mill on the island. Another trip you should definitely see when you go to the island. It has an excellent atmosphere at sunset and Sunrise. The mill, which comes out of the green as a landscape, greets the blue waters as far as the eye can see.Cunda Island’s organic olive and olive oil is one of the tastes you want to take on the way. There is a historical monument waiting for restoration on all sides of the island. A peaceful place away from the famous fast food chains and shopping malls.
HOW TO GET TO CUNDA ISLAND?
You can go to Cunda Island by bus or plane. After landing at the airport in Edremit, you need to continue towards ayvalık direction. The bus stops at Ayvalik bus station. If you want to go by your own car, you have to follow the coast route and take the Ayvalık route. It is recommended that you drive your own car along the way to meet beautiful landscapes.