Balikesir Ili Travel Guide

  • Chilling out in Bandirma.
    Chilling out in Bandirma.
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  • The ferry between Bandirma and Istanbul.
    The ferry between Bandirma and Istanbul.
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  • Marmara island harbour
    Marmara island harbour
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  • To Taste Lokma ( sweet ) in Cunda

    Ayvalik Things to Do

    Lokma, is a kind of fried-dough pastry made of deep fried dough soaked in sugar syrup or honey and cinnamon, and sometimes sprinkled with sesame.The Turkish word lokma means 'mouthful' or 'morsel', luqmat al-qadi (judge's mouthful) was described by al-Baghdadi in the 13th century and is made in Arab countries to this day.

  • Grand Temizel Hotel

    Ayvalik Hotels

    Sarmisakli Plaj, Ayvalik, Balikesir, 10425, Turkey

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Business

    Hotel Class 4.5 out of 5 stars

  • 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)



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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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  • Everything guaranteed used before.

    Edremit Shopping

    To say antiques would be correct but as for the quality of some of the bric-a-brac well !If you want something typically Turk or Ottoman, then here is a great place to discover that hidden gem. If you're looking for something Turkish, maybe Ottoman to take home then try here. Amongst all the bits and pieces there must be some real treasures, just...

  • Gure Saruhan Thermal Hotel

    Edremit Hotels

    Canakkale Yolu Uzeri,Gure Kaplicalari Mevkii, Edremit, Turkey

    Satisfaction: Average

    Good for: Families

  • Hiking the Ida Mountain

    Edremit Sports & Outdoors

    There are several hiking routes at Ida. Since it is a national park, at the gate, you can obtain the map of the park (although we could not). We made two different routes: 30 minutes route to Akyazi (a great part of the river to swim) and 2 hours route to the canyon... Hizir is planning to organize 4 day long hiking tours. When we were there, a...



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    Bandirma has ferry connection to...

    by cachaseiro Written Apr 2, 2015

    Bandirma has daily ferry connections to Istanbul and it's a nice ferry to take if you want to travel an alternative way between Istanbul and Izmir as you also have daily direct trains between bandirma and Izmir.
    The ferry between Bandirma and Istanbul takes around two hours and it's a nice mordern ferry with several cafes onboard.
    Check the website of the ferry company for times as it can change depending on what time of year and what day of the week you are traveling.
    the price for the ferry ticket is at the moment (april 2015) 25 Turkish Lira for a oneway ticket.

    The ferry between Bandirma and Istanbul.
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    eating "LOKMA"

    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.

    LOKMA seller at CUNDA

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