Discover Turkey, home of blue flag beaches
Balikesir, the north Aegean city of Turkey, has 22 beaches in total that awarded with the blue flag. Mostly, these pristine beaches are in the coastal towns of Ayvalik, Burhaniye, Edremit, Gomec.
Ayvalik is a charming port, situated amid beautiful pine woods. Nearby, the Seytan Sofrasi offers a splendid panorama of the archipelago along the Gulf of Ayvalik and the little island of Alibey (Cunda), where there are pleasant seafood restaurants. Sarimsakli Beach is one of the most beautiful beaches in the area.
The Gulf of Edremit, also known as the Olive Riviera, has a number of charming seaside resorts; Kucukkuyu, Altinoluk, Akcay (a thermal center with numerous springs), Edremit and Oren.
Balikesir, in which 22 beaches, 1 marina and 3 boats received the Blue Flag in 2017.
All have beautiful beaches, together ringing the Gulf of Edremit and offering visitors a wide choice of hotels and guest houses with views of the sea.
There are Blue Flag panels in 22 beaches and coastal towns of Balikesir.
Balikesir has 1 blue flag marina in total; Ayvalik Setur Marina.
Sarimsakli Beach, Ayvalik, Balikesir
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