Lunaria Guest House Ayvalik
We had a chance to experience an off-beaten destination, Ayvalik in Turkey. Our stay was in Lunaria Guest House Ayvalik, a charming restored Greek building in the center of the old town.
Ayvalik is a charming Turkish celebrated for its beautiful beaches, turquoise waters, and premium olive oil, sourced from ancient olive trees dating over 500 years.
Once predominantly Greek until 1923, Ayvalik still showcases impressive Greek churches, now repurposed as mosques.
Away from the streets, that offer a sumptuous breakfast tempting enough to consider skipping lunch, Lunaria Guest House is the perfect choice.
Arriving from Lesbos via ferry, the short walk from the terminal to the hotel through Ayvalik’s maze of cobbled streets provides a glimpse of the town’s old-world beauty. Ayvalik becomes evident as you navigate its uneven cobbled streets that lead you to the front door of Lunaria Guest House.
Furtermore Garden to the right, embellished with aged wooden doors painted with faded yet timeless floral motifs, exudes a charm that makes you feel like never leaving.
Comprising two adjacent 1800s buildings with stone walls, the character of its original architecture, blending wood and stone. The interior, dominated by wood and stonework, reflects the rich history of the buildings.
The friendly staff ensures your every need is met, and a visit to the terrace offers glimpses of local life and breathtaking views of the Aegean Sea and Cunda Island.
Lunaria Guest House serves as the perfect starting and ending point for a day in Ayvalik. After a rejuvenating shower and a comfortable night’s sleep, the generous breakfast prepares you for another day of adventures.
The town, sea, and island hills drenched in the morning sunshine from the king-size bed was quite an experience. The hot shower in the charming washroom with Moorish-style tiles set the tone for the day.
Traditional bread, and pancakes, create a colorful feast complemented by the playful antics of adorable kittens.
Throughout the day, the hotel’s receptionist recommended enjoying the sunset from the point with a cup of Turkish tea. Witnessing one of the most stunning sunsets over Cunda Island made it a memorable evening.
After a night food excursion, I happily sank into the warmth of the bed, dreaming of the adventures.
Ayvalik may not be as prominent on the tourist radar, this is precisely why a visit is highly recommended.
Particularly if “paired with a day trip to the Cunda Island and offer a unique and captivating experience.”