Burhaniye is a town and district of Balıkesir Province in the Aegean region of Turkey. The district is located on the Aegean coast and is known for its olive oil. Burhaniye has a port and a museum of archeology and is situated on the tip of the Gulf of Edremit. During the second week in July every year the town celebrates the Ören Tourism and Art Festival. Edremit, in antiquity, was called Adramyteion (Latin: Adramyttium), which was an Athenian colony mentioned in the New Testament in Acts 27:2. Burhaniye was previously named Kemer, which means aqueduct, from the ruins of an ancient aqueduct. It was the home of the famous philosopher and orator Ksonokles'in Diedon. Visitors can enjoy boat tours, breakfast in morning tea gardens and dine on fresh fish such as sardines, sea bass, sea bream, blue fish, red mullet and Işildarlar with its shiny scales. Growing on plateaus nearby are walnuts, chestnuts and almonds.
According to Greek mythology, the olive tree was the goddess Athena's gift to humanity and would be a panacea with delicious and beneficial nutrients, The oil extracted from the fruit of the olive tree of Athena was said to be blessed - relief to the body, the skin giving life to the hair and as food indispensable. Olive oil dishes of the Ottoman kitchen were always very special. Dishes made with olive oil, spread from villages to the kitchens in the city during the Ottoman period and formed the basis for today's Turkish food culture. Unlike other cultures, olive oil in Turkey is considered among the main dishes. For centuries on hot summer days cool light olive oil was preferable to eating a heavy meal. In Turkey the greatest concentration of olive oil consumed is on the Aegean coast. Therefore, when looking for an expert in the use of olive oil it is safe to inquire of the people of the Aegean. The center of the city is 4 kilometers from Ören Beach on the sea and the city center elevation above sea level is 19 meters.