Balikesir Travel Guide

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Balikesir Overview

Balıkesir is a city located between two major cities of Turkey: Bursa and İzmir. Also, with a fast ferry, it's connected to İstanbul from the harbour of Bandırma.

Balıkesir is a city which is famous for beautiful coasts and bays, Mediterrannean and Aegean based food, thermal springs and legendary Mount Ida! But that's not all Balıkesir has to offer! Balıkesir offers many sites and attractions.

You couldn't visit Balıkesir without going to the Ayvalık Gulf. Towns like Altınoluk, Akçay, Burhaniye and Ayvalık offers you unforgettable moments. You can go to beach, boat tours, diving activities, relaximg and exploring in the Island of Cunda and many more. If you want more than that? Then what about a day hiking over the legendary Mount Ida!

If you are interested in ancient history, then Balıkesir offers you historical sites from antiquities. You can visit Antandros, Kyzikos, Daskleion and Adramytteion. Also, you can visit Kuvay-i Milliye Museum in downtown Balıkesir.

If you like thermal springs, you are in the right place. Balıkesir offers a couple of spa centers in Gönen, Edremit, Manyas, Susurluk and Bigadiç. By the way don't forget to go to the amazing Bird's Heaven National Park in Manyas, in the lake.

To sum up, if you visit Balıkesir, you will not be regretful!