Bozcaada is an island on the Aegean Sea, near the western exit of Dardanelles in Turkey. Its ancient name is Tenedos.
This is a tender port
Striped with vineyards, this little island is best known for its wine – the grapes here make a fantastic red. It’s pretty off the beaten track, so you won’t find hordes of holidaymakers here, just half-empty beaches, beautiful countryside and a quaint waterside town with cobbled streets and family-run fish restaurants.
Poke around the honey-coloured fortress. It stands right on a cliff edge and has housed everyone from the Byzantines to the Venetians. Entrance fee: 5 TL
The town itself is really small, you can walk from one edge of it to another in approximately ten minutes.
There are frequent minibusses heading for Ayazma and Habbele beaches. Their departure is in the square right next to the entrance of the castle. A one-way ride costs 3 TL per person and takes about 15 minutes. Renting two deckchairs and a beach umbrella for half a day in Ayazma beach costs 5 TL.
The ancient city of Troy is a short ferry trip from Bozcaada. Here, you can wander around the UNESCO-rated acropolis, known as the site of the legendary Trojan War.
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