Altınoluk beaches attract attention with their cheap accommodation options. It is preferred by those who are particularly disturbed by respiratory tracts with plenty of oxygen. You can also have fun in the kahveler under the sycamore trees at the village square, just above the beach.
How to get to Altınoluk?
There are buses from Istanbul, Ankara and Izmir. Edremit, 450 to Istanbul (via Canakkale), 185 to Izmir, 616 km to Ankara.
If you are coming from Yenikapı, Bandırma via ferry, you can reach Altınoluk via Biga – Çan – Yenice – Edremit.
Places to Visit in Altınoluk
The remains of the city are located about 1 kilometer after the exit of Altınoluk district, opposite the sign on Antandros on the road. The settlement that started in Antandros in the 8th century BC, which was founded on the western slopes of Kaletepe in the north of the Edremit Gulf continued until the 5th century BC.
Although different opinions, historian Stephanos Bizantios suggests that the Kimmers who organized the raids in Anatolia in the 7th century BC only settled here in Western Anatolia.
The Roman poet Vergillius talks about the recognition of Antandros with timber used in shipbuilding when he describes the Battle of Troia. Antandros, which has timber as an important export product due to its location in the skirts of Ida Mountain (Kazdağı), gained importance with its trait in the Peloponnesian Wars of the late 5th century BC.
A Roman villa dating from the 4th century AD is the most remarkable among the buildings that have been excavated here. The floor mosaic of the dwelling on the slope terraces and the frescoes on one of the walls are preserved till today.