Discover Canakkale and its picturesque island
Bozcaada is the third largest and beautiful island of Turkey, famous for its windmills and vineyards, lovely houses, impressive historic monuments from different periods and attractive beaches with crystal clear waters.
Located near Canakkale, Bozcaada is the third largest island of Turkey and also one of two islands belonging to Turkey in the Aegean Sea. The rocky cliffs along its coast make Bozcaada high and rocky island, but still there are many small coves with sand covered beaches.
The island is a perfect resort for those looking for quiet coves, old Greek houses, and calm and peaceful holiday in setting full up with historical ruins. In the island, restaurants are available in the harbour and at Ayazma Beach. Homemade wine is a wonferful accompaniments to the myriad varieties of seafood. The dreamy island of Bozcaada, regardless of its small size, has always played an important role in history due to its strategic location at the entrance of the Dardanelles. Bozcaada is called Tenedos in ancient times and mentioned in Iliad of Homer.
Among the historical places from the Ottoman period are Yali Mosque, Alaybey Mosque, Namazgah which is used as a park today and its historical fountain.
Virgin Mary Church with three naves which was built in 1870 will have an effect on visitors. The place which is defined as Agia Paraskevi Ayazmasi is important for Orthodox faith. Today, the Vintage Festival replaced of Paraskevi Festival which was arranged here in the past.
Must See Places: Vineyards of Bozcaada, wineries, wind energy facility, Alaybey Mosque, Kimisis Teadoku Greek Orthodox Church, Goztepe, Habbele, Camlik picnic area, Namazgah Fountain, lovely houses of the islands, Bozcaada Native History Research Institute, Tuz Cape, Koprulu Mehmet Pasha Mosque, Ayazma Marina, Mermer Cape and Polente Lighthouse are essential places must be seen certainly.
Ferryboat transportation to Bozcaada Island is available throughout the day. The only mainland location with a ferry connection which can accommodate cars to Bozcaada is Geyikli Yukyeri Port.
Also passenger only fast ferry service is available direct from Canakkale to Bozcaada.