Top things to do in Cunda (Alibey Island)

Top Choice Turkish in Cunda (Alibey Island)


We love everything about this welcoming and extremely chic eatery behind Taş Kahve at the liman (harbour). Owned by the Kürsat olive-oil mill, it offers a delicious seasonal menu featuring börek (filled pastry) stuf…
Top Choice Greek in Cunda (Alibey Island)

Lǎl Girit Mutfağı

Owner and chef Emine was taught to cook Girit (Cretan) dishes by her grandmother, and the results are simply inspired. Expect her to emerge from the kitchen to explain what's in the meze selection (there's always a …
Top Choice Bar in Cunda (Alibey Island)

Taş Kahve

It’s worth the trip to the island just to sip tea and talk fishing in this cavernous venue adorned with stained-glass windows and period black-and-white photos. Its front terrace positively heaves with people in sum…
Museum in Cunda (Alibey Island)

Rahmi M Koç Museum

Housed in the magnificently restored Taksiyarhis Church (Church of the Archangels), a Greek Orthodox church built in 1873 and now painted in a distinctive shade of yellow, this is a sibling museum to İstanbul's exce…
Wine Bar in Cunda (Alibey Island)

Vino Şarap Evi

Lingering over a glass of wine at one of the laneway tables at this convivial wine bar close to the harbour is a popular local pastime. Choose from local and international drops, including a quaffable house-made one…
Seafood in Cunda (Alibey Island)


Named after the papalina balıǧı, a popular local sprat (one portion ₺10), this old-fashioned place has a lovely position right next to the fishing boats at the western end of the pier and a cheery, bustling atmosphe…
Seafood in Cunda (Alibey Island)

Cunda Lezzet Diyarı

Even by Turkish standards, the fridge in this small blue-and-white restaurant is heaving with meze. Hot dishes include Aegean staples such as octopus casserole.