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During my vacations in Lesvos island i decided to make an one day trip in the nearest NW Aegean coast of Turkey,in Ayvalik,and a visit to the ancient Pergamos.
The shot was taken from the ship late in afternoon just before my departure from the city.

Ayvalık

Ayvalık (Ancient Greek: Κυδωνίαι, Greek: Αϊβαλί Aivali or Κυδωνίες) is a seaside town on the NW Aegean coast of Turkey. It is a district of the Balıkesir Province.

It was alternatively called (Κυδωνίες - Kidonies) by the town's formerly indigenous Greek population, although the use of the name Ayvalık was widespread for centuries among both the Turks and the Greeks.

Geography

Ayvalık is a district in Turkey's Balıkesir Province on the Aegean Sea coast, facing the Greek island of Lesbos. It is situated on a narrow coastal plain surrounded by low hills to the east which are covered with pine and olive trees. Ayvalık is also surrounded by the archipelago of the Ayvalık Islands on the sea and by a narrow peninsula in the south named the Hakkıbey Peninsula. Ayvalık is the southernmost district of Balıkesir. Gömeç, Burhaniye and Edremit are other districts of the Balıkesir Province which are situated on the Aegean shores and they are lined up respectively to the north. The region is under the influence of a typical Mediterranean climate with mild and rainy winters and hot, dry summers.

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