Located in a picturesque, cliff-lined bay on the west coast of the Bozburun Peninsula, the village of Bozburun is a sleepy little town where the tradition of boatbuilding lives on. As you walk along the outskirts of the village, you can see craftsmen at work building gulets – beamy, two-masted wooden sailboats used for fishing and sponge diving. Bozburun is also famous for its production of honey. There is a harbor, making sailing in Bozburun waters convenient for sojourns ashore.
No moorings are available. There is ample room to anchor in the harbor.
Dinghy dockage: Dinghy dockage is available.
Going ashore to walk the narrow lanes, browse in the market, and enjoy a sumptuous seafood meal at one of the restaurants is a pleasant way to spend an afternoon or early evening. While you’re in Bozburun, check out the 1,000-year-old tree that’s growing in town. One of the oldest trees in Turkey, it’s quite amazing to consider that it has lived for ten centuries. It was a seedling shortly after the fall of the Roman Empire! Every October Bozburun holds the International Gulet Festival, at which time the town comes alive with tourists there to see the beautiful workmanship that went into building these splendid sailing craft.
No facilities for yachts are available.