Bozcaada, despite the name meaning essentially "barren island," is not really all that barren. The prominent hill that dominates the island and rises over the town is quite barren, grassy and rocky and devoid of trees, but the rest of the island has many trees and lush vineyards. Altogether, it makes for interesting and attractive countryside.
The beaches are gorgeous and some have sand that is extremely soft and fine. In short, these are wonderful beaches, the water slightly cooler than to the south, but very pleasant, clean, and beautiful. Facilities are good, as well.
The castle is certainly the best place to start your tour of Bozcaada, which was known as Tenedos in ancient times. One of the most prominent castles in the whole of the Aegean region, this structure has been attacked and has changed hands many times throughout history. Considered to be very important by the Genoese and the Venetians, the castle became part of the Ottoman Empire in 1464 together with the island. Houses and two mosques can be seen inside the castle in miniature paintings from the 19th century. Because of Bozcaada’s important location, the castle was attacked many times and often needed repairs. Repairs carried out during the reign of Mahmud II (1815) were written on an inscription that can still be seen on the castle wall. Its museum and commanding view give the castle a special place in the memories of people who visit Bozcaada. Other historical buildings on the island include Alaybey Mosque, Köprülü Mehmet Pasha Mosque, Virgin Mary Church, Köprülü Turkish Bath, Namazgâh Fountain and the remnants of a windmill. In addition, the Bozcaada Museum of Local History is an enjoyable museum full of documents, photographs and ethnographical artefacts that will take you on a journey into Bozcaada’s past.
Sarap Takilari in Turkish. This is a shop with full of wine accessories. Everything about wine, vinyards, grape here. you can buy earrings, necklaces, cufflinks, glasses, wine bottles, bottle openers, stoppers etc in this shop.
Try Turkish cafe. They serve with a piece of chocolate and liquer. Turkish pastry (borek) is a tasty food here. borek with Spinach and borek with cheese are yummy. Traditional lemonade is a cool refresment in hot summer days.
This the most well-known beach of the island. yeah it means most crowded as well :( Beach is nice, sea is crystal clear. restaurants behind the beach serve good seafood. eating juicy watermelon after sunbathing is a typical Bora classic in Bozcaada :)
Bozcaada has a substantial fortress that dominates the town and the harbour. The site has been used as a fortress for millenia, but the current structure is basically Ottoman, with significant construction from the reigns of Mehmet II and Mahmud II. Supposedly, the structure includes some Byzantine construction, but this was apparently very heavily restored or over-built in the Ottoman period.
Parts of the fortress offer excellent views of the town and harbour.
If you like lighthouses, you will be delighted with Polente Lighthouse. when you get to Polente Lighthouse make sure you have - at least :) -a bottle of local wine with you to watch wonderful sunset.
The beaches of Ayazma, Poyrazand Tuzburnu, Igdelik and Akvayum strung across the south side of the island, attract most of the tourists.
Bozcaada is famous for its wine and wine producers. landscape and fertility make Bozcaada's wines spectacular...
Bozcaada's town is very nice, with attaractive narrow streets and old buildings, many white-washed. There is a partk and playground in the centre of town near the marina, as well.