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KÜÇÜKKUYU

"Little Well"                           Population: 7-8,000 (winter)/40,000-50,000 (summer)

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At “Little Well,” the side road from Assos connects with the main road roaring down from Çanakkale and Ezine.

The most obvious reason to pause here is the Adatepe Zeytinyağı Müzesi (Olive Oil Museum) created inside a disused factory on the western side of town. This is a state-of-the-art industrial heritage museum, clearly labeled and delving into everything to do with the olive that was the mainstay of incomes around here before the arrival of tourism.

Not surprisingly, then, it also boasts a delightful small shop selling all sorts of products, including the currently trendy olive soap. Dip a piece of bread into one of the oils being showcased and you’ll never be satisfied with sunflower oil again.kkuyu2

Just beside the museum, a road cuts down to the sea and a pretty harbour with several restaurants and a tea garden jostling for space. From here, you can amble along the back streets to the centre of Kücükkuyu, pausing to admire the wares in a number of stylish olive oil shops.

Amongst the small and inviting hotels tucked away here, the Aida Harbour Hotel is a veritable treasure-trove of local information, offering one of the few (perhaps the only) opportunities to buy guidebooks to Turkey in English between İstanbul and İzmir.

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Aida Harbour Hotel. Tel: 0286-752 5686

Transport info

Küçükkuyu is on the main road from Çanakkale to İzmir so buses pass through regularly; be sure to make advance reservations over the summer.

In summer dolmüses also ply the road from Küçükkuyu to Assos/Behramkale, passing through Kadırga.

kkuyuy3Day trip destinations

Adatepe

Altınoluk

Assos/Behramkale

Edremit

Kadırga

Tahtakuşlar

Yeşilyurt

 

 

 

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