sites to visit

The rocks are right to the left of Kuzulimani. There is an interesting formation of rocks that look as if they are blocks of moulded cheese.ıt is not possible to see this sight from land, the rocks only being visible from a boat on the sea.It is one of the visually beatiful natural formation on the island and one that will stay in your memory.

Cheese rocks

Aydincik beach is 13 kilometers from the town center. It is the most popular beach on the island in summer. It is also interesting due to its proximity to the Tuz Gölü (Salt Lake). The length of beach is approximately two kilometers and is a good spot to go camping and setup tents as it has a designated camping area . It is also a good place to go for those interested in wind surfing

Aydincik sahili (Aydıncık Beach )

The lake is right next to Aydincik Beach. In the summertime , as the waters evaporate, a black coloured mud forms in the Salt Lake. Thus mud, with its mix of chemicals, is good to combat the effects of rheumatism,psoriasis and calcification. In addition to this , it also helps meets needs of people, birds and other animals for salt. The lake serves as as feeding ground for many species of wildlife. At different times , migrating birds such as pelican, flamingo, wild duck and geese all stop here. The best way to get rid of the mud after you have bathed in the lake is to jump into the nearby sea.

Tuz Gölü ( Salt Lake )

The village of eskibademli is four kilometers from the town center.It is well worth,seeing for interesting building to be found there.You should to visit the Çamaşırhane ( Laundry building) and the old primary school building. The centuries old plane tree in front of the Çamaşırhane immediately catches yor eye. Morover, the view of the sunset from Eskibademli Köyü is very pleasant

Eski Bademli village

In the Kokina region, approximately 18 kilometers  from the town of Gökçeada on the right of the road linking Aydincik to Ugurlu, there is a carved rock tomb. though the exact date of the two person tomb carved into the stone is not known it is believed to be from Roman area. the tomb is about 100 meters to the right  of road. You can park your car nearby and walk to the tomb

Kaya Mezarı ( Rock Tombs)

The one of the oldest villages of Gökçeada.It is four kilometers from the Gökçeada town center. It is divided in two part,these being Aşağı(Lower) and Yukarı (Upper) Kaleköy. Lower Kaleköy is a lively location in the summer months. The waterfront, tea gardens,restaurants and bars are here. By contrast ,Upper Kaleköy is where you have one of the most ancient structures of the island,iskiter Castle.Some parts of the castle, which was built be Genovese, are still standing.The iskiter Castleis on thetop of a hill that overlooks the Çınarlı Plateau. From the point where the castle stands you have a clear view of Lower Kaleköy and the villages of Yenibademli,Eskibademli and Zeytinli. If you look to the north east it is possible to see Yelkenkaya(Sail Rock) that gives the appearance of the sail of a boat and can only reached by sea.

Kaleköy ( Castro)

This is one of the most beatiful and unforgettable coves of the island.It attracts attention due to its interesting rock formations. It is possible to get here on foot from Upper Kaleköy as well as by driving through the village of Yenibadem li by car. The area between Yildizkoy and Yelkenkaya has been allocated to the Turkia Research Foundation (TUDAV) to reundertake research on the regions underwater beauty. It has also been declared an Underwater National Park.This is Turkia's first and only such park.

Yıldız Koy ( Star Cove )

Gökçeada , with its natural geological structure, has many small and larger coves. One of these is the Laz Koyu, which lies within the district of Sahinkaya. You can visit the cove if you go in the direction of Kapikaya from sirinköy. After you pass by the tJustice Ministry Facilities in the Yuvali region , you follow the signs for Laz Koyu and travel some 600-700 meters along a dirt road before stopping. Vehicles can not reach as far as the beach area. With its natural beauty the beach of Laz Cove is a place  where you can relax and enjoy yourself

Laz koyu ( Laz Cove )

The village is three kilometers from the town centre.This pleasant village is sited ona hillside amidst olive trees and is inhabited more by Greek citizens.Zeytinli village is one of the locations that attract visitors in both summer and winter.A special type of coffe,called Dibek and which is famous through the four corners of Turkey, is made here.


Tepeköy is approximately 10 kilometers from Gökçeada town centre.It is the highest village on the island and has a large proportion of Greek citizens.There are few tavernas and restaurants in this village. One of the places in Tepeköy to interest the visitor is Pınarbaşı(İspilya) one of the island's cool windy area.