A causeway connects Ayvalık to Cunda Island, but maritime-minded visitors might enjoy a trip on one of the boats that ply the sound. The unique and friendly atmosphere of the island instantly surrounds you. As you approach the historical parts of Cunda Island you come face to face with a truly rich cultural heritage. Reaching Cunda Island from Ayvalık, either by sea or by road brings visitors to the peace and tranquillity of the historic island sanctuary. Churches and monasteries dot the island. The Taxiarchis Church is the largest of the island's churches. The natural beauty and cultural heritage of Cunda Island are cherished and assiduously maintained by its people, and make the island a major draw for visitors.