Legend says that when Satan was cast out of heaven by God, he was searching for a paradise on earth, then he landed in Balıkesir, beautiful site in northwestern Turkey, where one can still see giant footprints of Satan in ancient lava flows.
AA / Balıkesir (Turkey) / Written by Suat Salgın - Translated and edited by Ümit Dönmez - On the hilltops located just 5 miles from Ayvalık, in the Turkish province of Balıkesir (north-west), "Devil's Table", a legendary plateau, offers visitors a spectacle of breathtaking beauty.
"The plateau of the Devil" composed of old lava flows, owes its name to a legend saying that "when Satan was cast out of Heaven by God, he was searching for a Paradise on earth, it was then that he landed in this peculiar place on the hills, leaving his giant footprint on the rocks. " Presently, a giant iron cage surrounds the alleged footprint of Satan.
The mayor concluded by stating his municipality's pride of their heritage and their devotion to preserve it, and to ensure the protection of the environment in this small village where the number of inhabitants explodes in the summer to reach up to 400 thousand people.