Erdek is a small town located in the Balıkesir province of Turkey, on the northwest coast of the Marmara Sea. It is known for its natural beauty, including sandy beaches, lush forests, and the nearby Erdek Bay. The town is a popular tourist destination, offering outdoor activities such as swimming, fishing, and boating. Erdek is also known for its traditional wooden houses and its local cuisine, including fish dishes and traditional Turkish desserts. Visitors can also take day trips to nearby towns and villages, such as Akçay, Bandırma, and Edremit, to explore their culture, history, and natural beauty.