Turkey’s oldest beach; Sarımsaklı Beach
Sarimsakli beach is located in the Ayvalik Küçükköy town of Balikesir. Settled life in the area around Sarimsakli, which took its name from the yellowish stones which are extracted from the region, used in the construction of house and church, was begun in the 15th century. In the result of delaying of the taxes by Gateluzio, the princess of the Mytilene island, which is responsible to give tax to the Ottoman Empire, the Sultan Mehmet the Conqueror sends the navy to Midilli and the Midilli is captured in a short timeSo Janissaries were placed in the area to defend the island from pirates. In addition, Turks coming from Yugoslavia and those from Greece in 1893 and 1913 were placed in the Sarimsakli region.
Sarimsakli, where the Mediterranean climate is found, is warm and rainy in the winters and hot and dry in the summers. Their people provide their livelihood primarily from tourism, from husbandry and agriculture. There are 22 beaches in the vicinity of Ayvalık Sarimsakli, which are documented by the World Health Organization.
Ayvalik’s hotel and beach region, Sarimsakli is located 8 kilometers away Ayvalık, within the borders of Küçükköy town. 7 kilometers long and 100 meters wide, Sarimsakli Beach has a long sandy beach and a very clean sea. Beaches are public and free. You can sip your drinks in the cafes along the beach, and have a good time with friends or family. With all the colors of green, the most beautiful tone of the blue, and the golden colors of the golden beaches, Sarımsaklı beach is the address of the local and foreign tourists in Northern Aegean. Sarımsaklı beaches have 6 official camps, 9 tourism operation, 59 accommodation facilities with municipality certificates and about 160 restaurant, bar, cafeteria and disco. If you will come to Turkey, one of the beaches you must visit is Sarimsakli Beach.