Akçay, Edremit – Balıkesir – Turkey

GPS : 39°34’55.7″N 26°55’20.3″E / 39.582138, 26.922306

Karaburun Lighthouse
GPS : 39°33’28.9″N 26°50’16.9″E / 39.558020, 26.838014
Focal Plane : 13 mt (43 ft), Tower Height : 12 mt (39 ft)
Character : W. FI. (3) 10.0 Second, Flashing Character : 0.5+1.5+0.5+1.5+0.5+5.5
Visibility Range : 12 nautical miles

Pier Lighthouse
GPS : 39°34’56.1″N 26°55’20.8″E / 39.582250, 26.922444

One of the popular summer resort towns lining the northern coast of the Gulf of Edremit in a succession, Akçay stands out with its ice-cold seawater, due to the freshwater discharge from the seabottom. Akçay (in Turkish: White Creek) is a municipality in the Edremit district of Balıkesir Province in western Turkey. It is located in the Edremit Bay at the coast of north-eastern Aegean Sea, across the Greek island Mitilini.

Akçay is 10 km west of Edremit on the highway to Altınoluk. With its long beach and clear sea, it is a highly popular summer resort for domestic tourists. The very cool groundwater running into the sea keeps the sea fresh all summer long. Just 10 km from Edremit. It is mainly coastal strip which is partly gravelly. It is famous for its fresh, cold water and artesians which spring up everywhere. The region, famous for its water sources, has very cold underground water.

Shopping : Shops, Markets, Stores
Accommodation : Pensions
Dining : Restaurants, Cafes, Tea Gardens
Communication : Post Office, Phone, Wi-Fi
Health : Health Center
Hair dresser
Beach : Natural sandy beaches.
Entertiment : Bars

The town offers you a holiday in a calm and peaceful environment where there are seasonal Bars and restaurants serving drinks by the seaside. You can also find many good restaurants which serve fish and local dishes.

The spa in the county of Gönen dates far back into history. Nature has sealed the spa waters at a depth of 275 m separating it from the water at atmospheric level. Therefore, the spring’s water retains its purity and natural qualities and is rarely found in the world.

The Edremit-Güre spas are 3 km from Akçay and the water’s temperature is 65 degrees. The water is beneficial for skin problems, gynaecological diseases, goitre, bone calcification, psoriasis, kidney stones and gravel, and liver diseases.

Bus : Akçay – Çanakkale, Balıkesir, İzmir
Minibus : Akçay – Edremit, Burhaniye
Ferryboat : Akçay – Mitilini (The trip with the catamaran type fast ferry takes 75 minutes for the passengers of maximum 120.)
Airport : Balıkesir Körfez Airport, Balıkesir Central Airport, Bursa Airport, İzmir Adnan Menderes International Airport, Sabiha Gökçen International Airport, Atatürk International Airport

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Akçay, Akçay Mahallesi, Edremit/Balıkesir Province, Turkey

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