Avşa, Marmara – Balıkesir – Turkey
GPS : 40°32’20.0″N 27°30’28.0″E / 40.538889, 27.507778
VHF Channels : 16
Call Sign : ” mavikoy marina ”
Main Breakwater Lighthouse
GPS : 40°32’17.0″N 27°30’28.8″E / 40.538053, 27.508005
Inner Breakwater Lighthouse
GPS : 40°32’21.0″N 27°30’30.7″E / 40.539175, 27.508516
Avşa Adası in the south of Sea of Marmara. The island belongs to Marmara district of Balıkesir Province in northwestern Turkey. Port Marmara lies on the SW corner of the large, mountainous island of Marmara Adasıı. White marble is mined on the northern side of the island and is well-known for its purity. Unfortunately this does mean that the area surrounding the port is an open pit mine and not a pretty sight.
Avşa is a holiday village of island that boasts of spectacular beaches and clear water as well as famous vineyards and wine cellars. Avsa Island is with its’ clean air with much oxygen, brilliant water, granite sand, delicious fish, wine, music and joy full nights, the most beautiful among the islands of the Marmara Sea.
The basic infrastructure of a new marina has been installed on the headland of Ekinlik Burnu opposite the small island of Ekinlik off the NW corner of Avşa Island. The marina currently consists of little more than two breakwaters and quays, with no shore facilities at present, but yachts are reportedly allowed to moor there alongside for short periods.
In the approach, the two ends of the breakwaters are indicated by conspicuous light towers. There are gusts in the channel between Avsa and Ekincik with moderate to strong NE winds.
It is a very crowded harbour and yachts are usually directed to berth on the northern quay, where care must be taken to avoid the underwater rubble. There is excellent shelter here. Anchoring is also possible in the bay, good holding and shelter from all winds except Northwest.
Ashore : 200 Boats
Hard standing : 100 Boats
Shopping : Supermarkets, Shops, Markets, Stores
Repairing & Maintenance Workshops
Technical Equipment Shops
Accommodation : Pensions, Hotels, Motels, Apart Hotels, Rental Houses
Dining : Restaurants, Cafes, Buffets, Bakeries, Wine Houses
Communication : Post Office, Phone, Wi-Fi
Health : Hospital, Health Center, Pharmacies, Doctors, Nurses, Dentists
Hair dresser : City center
Laundry : City center
Bank : City center
Entertainment : Discotheques, Bars
Swimming : Sandy beaches
Sailing : Beyazsaray Cove, Çınar Cove, Mavi Cove, Değirmen Cove, Kumtur Cove, Manastır Cove, Kumburnu Cove, Altınkum Cove
Here watch the sunset while supping world-wide famous wine made from Ada Karası grapes that grow in Avşa vineyard having experienced all beauties of the sea and the beach. Go to entertainment places one by one, enjoy the comfort of swimming in each bay and sunbathing on every beach, taste all sea products.
They are clean and have pleasant services. Fishes available due to seasons.
FISH AND SEA PRODUCT SPECIES LIST OF THE MARMARA SEA
The distances between Avşa – İstanbul is 72 nautical miles, Avşa – Erdek is 18 nautical miles.
Seabus : Avşa – Marmara – Bostancı + Yenikapı (İstanbul),
Ship : Avşa – Marmara – Sarayburnu (İstanbul)
Ferryboat : Avşa – Barbaros (Tekirdağ), Avşa – Silivri (Istanbul), Avşa – Erdek (Balıkesir)
Airport : Balıkesir Körfez Airport, Balıkesir Central Airport, Bursa Airport, İzmir Adnan Menderes International Airport, Sabiha Gökçen International Airport, Atatürk International Airport