Balikesir Ili Travel Guide

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  • Olive oil as souvenir

    Ayvalik Shopping

    Recent years, olive oil became popular. Now there are many places you can buy it. But if you want something like gift, you have to visit this place.I bought these little ceramic bottles of oils in my latest visit. They have various bottles, also olive oil for daily use, soap and olives. These mall bottles cost 5 ytl ($3.5 or 2.7 euro)

  • Grand Temizel Hotel

    Ayvalik Hotels

    Sarmisakli Plaj, Ayvalik, Balikesir, 10425, Turkey

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Solo

    Hotel Class 4.5 out of 5 stars

  • Learn Ottoman Language in Cunda

    Ayvalik Things to Do

    If you walk into a street with many cats in Cunda, search for a sign of Harvard University. This is Harvard’s Ottoman Language Summer School’s building. There are always plates full of Whiskas in this street, so cats just lay the sidewalk and enjoy the street party style life. If you love cats, you can watch them playing around.



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  • Adatepe

    Edremit Things to Do

    Adatepe is a small village with beautiful stone houses. For many years Turks and Greeks had been living together since "mubadele", the Greek-Turkish migrations. Because of the architecture it is now under protection.You have to go a mountain road to reach Adatepe. Before the village, you'll see an entrance to the Altar of Zeus. After the Altar, the...

  • Adramis Termal

    Edremit Hotels

    Izmir yolu uzeri, Bostanci Koyu Edremit, Edremit, Turkey

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

  • Flora of Kaz Mountains

    Edremit Things to Do

    Generally, Turkey has many different kinds of plants. But especially in this region, there are 63 endemic plants like flowers or trees. I am very fond of any kind of plants and I recognize many wild flowers but here, it is not possible for me to understand which one is endemic, which is not. Because there are too many types. It is a nice place to...



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  • Turkish coffee in the morning

    Erdek Things to Do

    There are tea gardens along the harbour... Have your morning coffee with cold water accompany, light a cigarette and theink how beautiful our planet is...

  • Pinar Hotel

    Erdek Hotels

    This hotel is existing since my childhood... owners are my friends,but run by a tenant now... Very...

  • Fish food

    Erdek Restaurants

    We had dinner at this restaurant. Hospitality of the hosts was unsurpassed and we had excellent time. We sat outside just near the water of Marmara Sea and enjoyed warm breeze. We were served national Turkish starters first, then hot shrimps in a pot, and finally two kinds of fish. I never knew fresh fish can be so delicious!


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    LOKMA seller at CUNDA

    by Arkeolog Written May 13, 2005

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    It originates from the courts of Sultans. Same dessert is called "Izmir Lokmasi' in Izmir. It is very much favored in this part of the country and Izmir people proud of this dessert. "Lokma" means "bite". In Cunda, native people changed this dessert little bit. They use some mastica when they prepare it. so it gets different taste of mastica. It's yummy as well as Izmir style. Dont forget to try it.

    On the photo you can see a local LOKMA seller

    Prepare syrup and set aside. Dissolve yeast and sugar in a bowl with warm water. Add 1/4 cup of flour. Mix until smooth. Cover and let stand for 20 minutes. Add rest of flour, egg and salt blending well. Beat for 7-8 minutes forming a thick sticky batter. Cover and let rise in a warm place about 30 minutes or until doubled. Heat oil in a frying kettle or deep fat fryer. Dip teaspoon into oil. Using oiled teaspoon drop 1 teaspoonful of thick batter into beated oil. Drop as many at a time as they can be turned easily while frying. Stir and turn lokmas constantly as they rise to surface. Brown until golden. Use a slotted spoon to remove as many at a time as possible; drain. Drop into cold syrup immediately. Let stand until lokmas absorb syrup. Remove from syrup and serve.

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