On your journey to Cunda, the place that greets you first is Ayvalık. It welcomes you to Cunda with its cobblestone pavements, sea scenting people and historical details. Whilst traveling through Ayvalık and admiring the view of the beautiful Aeagean sea, you arrive the famous bridge. Turkey's First Bosphorus Bridge, which is the only land route connection to Cunda, salutes you whilst you enter the island.

The first things you notice when you enter Cunda Island, in other words Alibey Island, are the smell of iodine, distinctive architecture and the widespread green areas. The island gets its name "Alibey" from "Ali Çetinkaya" who shot the first bullet during the war of independence.

Cunda Island is an old Greek Island that became a part of the Turkish borders pursuant to the Convention Concerning the Exchange of Greek and Turkish Populations in 1923. Every detail within the island tells the story of this population exchange from the history. This is the hometown of people who were obligated to leave their native land.

In Cunda all the streets lead to the sea. The sound of the fishermen's motors accompany you on the seaside. With your each step and each breath, you remember the reason you came here in the first place...

A part of your soul becomes a part of Cunda once you come here. You found yourself wanting to come back in the first instance when you're free next. Cunda, is the best reason to take a break and leave your home. Cunda, is your story. Cunda, is Kapya...

Cunda Kapya Hotel