"I left my heart here" Top 5 Page for this destination Ayvalik by ozalp
Ayvalik Travel Guide: 109 reviews and 468 photos
Let's start with a Sezen Aksu song's lyric, "Kalbim Ege'de Kaldi":
Cigarami sardim karsi sahile
Yaktim ucunda acilari
Aglari attim, anilar doldu
Aglar hasretimin kiyilari
Yareme tuz diye
Tek sahidim aydi
Bir elimde defne
Bir elimde sevdan
Kalbim Ege'de kaldi
Efeler kalkti serefe
Sevgimi attim dostlarim tuttu
Bir agit yaktim kadere
Ayrilik olumden beter
Yeter bu hasretlik yeter
Bana bir merhaba gonder
We visit this small town every year since 1992. We first saw Cunda (Alibey Adasi) in a movie with my dad and we decided to go there. Since we realized that we cannot live without visiting Cunda, we had a summerhouse in this lovely island.
When I remember this song, I want to go this place at once. When I remember it while I drink raki, I feel like I could cry. It is a song for two sides of Aegean Sea. I wish someone translate the lyrics someday.
The hyperlink on the song's name is its video clip on Youtube. You can see the streets of Cunda in it.
Do not expect a touristy sea town. This place is peaceful and quiet.
These tomatoes are from the weekly opening street markets. I do not know why, everything I eat is delicious here.
Do not think that the photo is pale, these tomatoes are not red. They are pink, it is a different kind of tomatoes.
I love being lost in the streets of Cunda and Ayvalik. Unfortunately after all these years it is getting hard to lost. I am nearly a local.
- Pros:Wonderful small town by the sea
- Cons:Tell me if you find any
- In a nutshell:Sea, history, delicious fresh fish, olive oil, old stone houses... I love it here.
Ayvalik Gucu is the sports club of Ayvalik. The café was built as a meeting point of club, I think. It is at the square... more travel advice
We heard about these cookies after many years we had spent in Ayvalik. Some neighbors said us that there was a pastry... more travel advice
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