📩 25/07/2022 12:12
Beautiful islands from the Far East to America are among the most important centers of tourism in the world. While distinguished islands such as Bozcaada and Cunda in Turkey are the favorites of domestic tourism, now Chicken Island in Ayvalık Cunda is a world-class venue that will host international art exhibitions, cultural projects, Gastronomy projects where Turkish cuisine will be promoted, visual arts and performing arts. It returns as an island of pleasure. The project, which will bring a forgotten cultural heritage to the city as the most beautiful culture and art area in the world, will be the star of Cunda.
Chicken Island, located between the Ayvalık district of Balikesir and Cunda, is transforming into a brand new island of culture, art and pleasure with the investment of businessman Dikran Masis, saying, "My legacy that will contribute to Turkey's cultural and artistic development."
The place and importance of cultural values in terms of tourism is indisputable. Sustainability of cultural heritage is to carry this heritage to the future by spreading it all over the world. Today, cultural and artistic tourism in Europe and the Far East has a great importance in terms of being a city/region known all over the world, leaving a trace in history and carrying cultural values to the future, as well as the size of the contribution it makes to the economy of countries. The "Cultural Projects" that will keep the cultural texture of the region alive as an art center equal to its counterparts in the world, which will host international art exhibitions, while the historical texture of Chicken Island, which has a barren structure at the moment, will come to life again in accordance with its original form. but especially with the "Gastronomy Projects" where the historical and unique dishes of the region will be promoted, and the "Visual Arts" and "Performing Arts" events from all over the world, Chicken Island has made Turkey first, then Ayvalık and Cunda one of the few centers of world culture and art tourism. will make it.
AYVALIK'S CHICKEN ISLAND WILL ADD VALUE TO THE CITY AS A BRAND NEW CULTURE AREA
Expert architects, designers, art and culture managers work together for the Chicken Island, which covers a total of 22.000 square meters. The main goal of the project is to develop the region economically and culturally by adding brand value to the city. Within the scope of the works, reconstruction activities are carried out to restore the 450-year-old Ay Yoannu Tou Prodromou Monastery, located in the middle of the island, to the region as a cultural heritage value, in accordance with its original form. The Monastery and Historical Stone Pier projects, of which all official and legal approvals have been obtained for the applications on the island, have been prepared in the light of the data obtained from the archives and as a result of long-term land and underwater studies meticulously carried out by scientists. Waiting.
All activities carried out on Chicken Island, which is owned by Dikran Masis, are carried out on a legal basis and in accordance with nature park protection criteria. The island, which already has a barren structure, will be brought into harmony with the nature of Ayvalık with greening works. The area surrounding the monastery has the status of a Qualified Conservation Area and will be prepared in accordance with the functions and activities permitted by law.
TAVUK ISLAND WILL DEVELOP THE REGION WITH CULTURE AND ART, AND THERE WILL NOT BE A HOTEL OR HOUSING IN A SINGLE SQUARE METER.
Not a single square meter of Chicken Island will be used as a hotel or residence. A total area of 5.000 square meters, some of which will be in the closed areas inside the Monastery and some in the open areas, will be entirely devoted to culture and arts. On the island, which is planned to be open for 6 months of the year, activities and activities in the fields of visual arts and performing arts will continue in these areas reserved for culture and arts. Culture and arts event programming will be held in accordance with the principle of preserving and developing cultural diversity, which forms the basis of the cultural management approach of Chicken Island. In addition to the works of painters and sculptors, concerts in different musical genres, dance and theater performances, Chicken Island will also host activities such as workshops, conversations and workshops as a modern culture and art meeting point.
DİKRAN MASIS : “WE WANT TO MAKE CHICKEN ISLAND A WORLD-KNOWN CULTURE ISLAND WITH ART AND AESTHETICS EVERYWHERE”
Dikran Masis, the owner of the Chicken Island and the investor of the project, said about the redesign of the Chicken Island, “This place is completely idle at the moment, the cultural heritage monastery on it is on the verge of extinction. We intend to both restore the heritage value and offer a new economic value to the region by making it aesthetically and culturally magnificent. Look at the cities that have become branded in the world, all of them have cultural and artistic areas that are definitely centers of attraction. Culture and art have been accepted as one of the most important components of sustainable development in developed countries. We will turn Chicken Island into a center of attraction with art and aesthetics everywhere, and where people feel that they have come to a completely different world when they set foot. Both locals and outsiders will be happy when they set foot on the Island.” he said.
The beach area, which will be located in a separate area on Chicken Island, will increase the opportunity to swim in the sea, which is currently very limited in Cunda. In addition to the beach area, there will be various restaurants, cafes and viewing terraces on the island, as well as tent areas where the tradesmen of the region can rent food and beverage, craft works and souvenirs. In addition to the new employment opportunities created on Chicken Island with the project, the brand value that the Island will create will lead to an increase in the incomes of all Ayvalık tradesmen. Transition to Chicken Island will be provided by Ayvalık and Cunda tour boats.