Ayval─▒k and Devil's Table­čĹ╣ / Ayval─▒k ve ┼×eytan Sofras─▒­čĹ╣ [EN/TR]

Hello everyone. Today, I will try to introduce you to Ayval─▒k, where we spent a part of our holiday.
Ayval─▒k is a small but charming town on the edge of the Aegean Sea in Bal─▒kesir province, which also attracts many tourists. Ayval─▒k, which is important in terms of summer tourism, is also important in terms of cultural tourism. The Taksiyarsis Church museum, Ayval─▒k Holy Spring and the Devil's Table are among the places worth seeing.

Herkese merhaba. Bug├╝n sizlere tatilimizin bir b├Âl├╝m├╝n├╝ ge├žirdi─čimiz Ayval─▒k'─▒ tan─▒tmaya ├žal─▒┼čaca─č─▒m.
Ayval─▒k, Bal─▒kesir ilinin Ege denizi kenar─▒nda k├╝├ž├╝k ama bir o kadar da ┼čirin, ayn─▒ zamanda olduk├ža turist ├žeken bir il├žesidir. Yaz turizmi a├ž─▒s─▒ndan ├Ânemli olan Ayval─▒k, k├╝lt├╝r turizmi a├ž─▒s─▒ndan da bir o kadar ├Ânemlidir. ─░├žerisinde bulunan Taksiyarsis Kilise m├╝zesi, Ayval─▒k Ayazmas─▒ ve ┼×eytan sofras─▒ g├Âr├╝lmeye de─čer yerlerdendir.

Since the day we planned to visit the churches was Monday, we could not go inside. Because museums affiliated to the Ministry of Culture and Tourism are closed on Monday. We were only able to take pictures of the outside.

Bizim kiliseleri ziyaret etmeyi planlad─▒─č─▒m─▒z g├╝n Pazartesi oldu─ču i├žin i├žeri girememi┼čtik. ├ç├╝nk├╝ K├╝lt├╝r ve Turizm Bakanl─▒─č─▒na ba─čl─▒ m├╝zeler pazartesi g├╝n├╝ kapal─▒ oluyor. Biz de sadece d─▒┼č─▒ndan foto─čraflar─▒n─▒ ├žekebildik.

Although Ayval─▒k is very crowded during tourism periods, it is possible to find affordable hotels or hostels to stay there.
However, the places where you can swim in Ayval─▒k are limited. It's not because the sea water is bad. On the contrary, the water is very clean and beautiful. But most of its beaches are stony. The most beautiful place as a sand beach is the garlic beach.

Ayval─▒k Turizm d├Ânemlerinde ├žok kalabal─▒k olsa da orada kalmak i├žin uygun fiyata otel veya pansiyon bulmak m├╝mk├╝n.
Fakat Ayval─▒k'ta denize girebilece─činiz yerler s─▒n─▒rl─▒. Bunun sebebi deniz suyunun k├Ât├╝ olmas─▒ de─čil. Bilakis suyu ├žok temiz ve g├╝zel. Fakat sahillerinin ├žo─ču ta┼čl─▒k. Kum sahili olarak en g├╝zel yeri ise sar─▒msakl─▒ plaj─▒.

There are many places where you can watch the scenery in Ayval─▒k. The most important of these, I think, is the hill of heaven. When you come to this place, which overlooks Ayval─▒k and Cunda Island, do not forget to have a cup of tea or coffee.

Ayval─▒k'ta manzara izleyebilece─činiz yer de olduk├ža fazla. Bunlar─▒n en ├Ânemlisi bence cennet tepesi. Ayval─▒k ve Cunda Adas─▒'n─▒ tepeden g├Âren bu yere geldi─činizde bir ├žay veya kahve i├žmeyi ihmal etmeyin.

When you go to Ayval─▒k, there is a type of fish that you must eat, which is called Papalina. Papalina is a marine fish the size of an anchovy or even smaller. Papalina, the most famous fish of Ayval─▒k, is quite delicious. Sardine is another type of fish unique to Ayval─▒k.

Ayval─▒k'a gitti─činizde mutlaka yemeniz gereken bir bal─▒k t├╝r├╝ vard─▒r ki bunun ad─▒ Papalina'd─▒r. Papalina, hamsi b├╝y├╝kl├╝─č├╝nde hatta ondan daha k├╝├ž├╝k bir deniz bal─▒─č─▒d─▒r. Ayval─▒k'─▒n en me┼čhur bal─▒─č─▒ olan Papalina olduk├ža lezzetlidir. Sardalya da Ayval─▒k'a ├Âzg├╝ bir ba┼čka bal─▒k ├že┼čididir.

Devil's Table /┼×eytan Sofras─▒

The place called the Devil's Table is actually a beautiful viewing terrace on a hill dominating Ayval─▒k and the Aegean islands. Here is a hollow in a rock, like a big footprint, into which people throw money. The story of this place is also very interesting.

According to the information letter at the entrance, a person named Panolepe (nicknamed the devil) who lived a professional life isolated from the public lived on this hill during the period when the Greeks lived around Ayval─▒k and the Ottoman Empire ruled. When famine began to occur in and around Ayval─▒k, the clergy and priests showed Panolepe as the cause of the famine, and they wanted him to be lynched by agitating the people. Panolepe, who got the news of this, found the solution to prepare a table where even bird's milk was not missing, and the people who came here to lynch him forgot about Panolepe because of the charm of the Table. He escaped from here.
Since then, this hill has been called the Devil's Table.

┼×eytan Sofras─▒ denilen yer asl─▒nda Ayval─▒k ve Ege adalar─▒na hakim olan bir tepede g├╝zel bir seyir teras─▒d─▒r. Burada insanlar─▒n i├žine para att─▒─č─▒, bir kaya ├╝zerinde b├╝y├╝k bir ayak izine benzer bir oyuk vard─▒r. Buras─▒n─▒n hikayesi de olduk├ža ilgin├žtir.

Giri┼čteki bilgilendirme yaz─▒s─▒na g├Âre Ayval─▒k civar─▒nda Rumlar─▒n ya┼čam─▒┼č oldu─ču ve Osmanl─▒ ─░mparatorlu─ču'nun h├╝k├╝m s├╝rd├╝─č├╝ d├Ânemde bu tepede Panolepe ad─▒nda (┼čeytan lakapl─▒) kendine halktan soyutlam─▒┼č meslek bir ya┼čam s├╝ren bir ┼čah─▒s ya┼čamaktaym─▒┼č. Ayval─▒k ve civar─▒nda k─▒tl─▒k ba┼č g├Âstermeye ba┼člay─▒nca din adamlar─▒ ve papazlar taraf─▒ndan k─▒tl─▒─č─▒n sebebi olarak Panolepe g├Âsterilmi┼č ve halk─▒ galeyana getirerek onun lin├ž edilmesini istemi┼čler. Bunu haberini bir ke├ži ├žoban─▒ lan alan Panolepe ├ž├Âz├╝m├╝ burada ku┼č S├╝t├╝ dahi eksik olmayan bir sofra haz─▒rlamakta bulmu┼č ve kendisini lin├ž etmek i├žin buraya gelen halk Sofras─▒'n─▒n cazibesine kap─▒l─▒p Panolepe'yi unutmu┼člar O da buradan ka├žarak kurtulmu┼čtur.
O tarihten beri bu tepenin ad─▒ ┼×eytan Sofras─▒ olarak an─▒lmaktad─▒r.

The Story of the Footprint / Ayak ─░zinin Hikayesi

The name of the mountains that dominate the Edremit Gulf is Kaz Da─člar─▒ (Ida Mountains). These mountains are the Mountains of Greek mythology.
Both monotheistic and pagan religions have one common feature. It is that the devil was expelled from heaven. In Greek mythology, this task is given to Selene, the goddess of moonlight, by Zeus, the King of the Gods. It is rumored that the devil, who was expelled from Heaven by Selene, took one step here and the other step to Lesbos Island and fled.

Edremit K├Ârfezi'ne tam hakim da─člar─▒n ad─▒ Kaz Da─člar─▒ (─░da da─člar─▒)d─▒r. Bu da─člar Yunan mitolojisinin ya┼čand─▒─č─▒ Da─člard─▒r.
Gerek Tek tanr─▒l─▒ gerek pagan dinlerinin tek bir ortak ├Âzelli─či vard─▒r. O da ┼čeytan─▒n cennetten kovuldu─čudur. Yunan mitolojisinde ise Tanr─▒lar Kral─▒ Zeus taraf─▒ndan Bu g├Ârev Ay I┼č─▒─č─▒ tanr─▒├žas─▒ Selene'ye verilir. Selene taraf─▒ndan Cennetten kovulan ┼čeytan─▒n bir ad─▒m─▒n─▒ buraya, di─čer ad─▒m─▒n ise Midilli Adas─▒'na at─▒p ka├žt─▒ rivayet edilir.


Ayvalik Spring / Ayval─▒k Ayazmas─▒


Some artistic trinkets / Baz─▒ sanatsal biblolar.

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