Ören is a delightful holiday resort with a long and wide sandy beach. With it’s golden sands and blue flag status, pine forest and parks along the seafront, it is a very popular destination in peak season. From early July until the end of August when the crowds start to thin out you should book your accommodation in advance to avoid disappointment. For some strange reason the holiday season in Ören opens late and closes early.
Gift shops and restaurants and a peaceful environment and good quality housing give this tourist resort the edge on many others along this coastline. It is easy to see why people fall in love with Ören.
Set back off the beach you will find the ruins of Adramytteion, the remains of a settlement that became known under its modern day name of Edremit. Unfortunately there is not a lot here to see. The ruins sit in a grassy garden which is fenced off and very little information is offered as to the history of the settlement.
There is also a statue of Pegasus by the ruins. Pegasus the mythical winged horse was used as an icon for the city of Adramytteion. In Greek mythology Pegasus is believed to be the son of the mortal Medusa and Poseidon the God of Sea.