Altınoluk & Akçay [ Edremit ]

Our next stop is Altinoluk which was once known as Papazlik. This busy coastal resort can get pretty lively in the evenings. We are now in a much more commercial environment. Tourism plays a big part in the economy here and with it come all the trappings of a full blown tourism industry.

Turkish people often have second homes in the form of holiday villas and Altinoluk is full of holiday homes and summer houses. There are tour companies operating from here which run safari trips into the mountains and hills of the Kazdagi National park and Sahindere Canyon.

Finally we are at Akcay where the main road takes us on to Edremit and Burhaniye. With its shopping centres, restaurants and commercial outlets we are now getting close to Edremit city, the main city of the region. You will see some familiar brands here including Koctas the DIY company, a partner of B&Q from the UK.

We are going to try and stick to the old coast road though and make our way to Oren Beach and this popular resort which will then take us on to Ayvalik. See this in our next video.

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