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Bozcaada Activities

Diving

One of the major sites for deep-sea diving along the Aegean Sea, Bozcaada possesses, in terms of marine attractions, a wealth of underwater flora and fauna.

There are a number of points from which to dive.  The clarity of the sea affords a view of a distance of 20-40 meters in the absence of planktons.  Permission must be obtained for scuba diving and all-night diving excursions, while skin diving  requires no permission. 

The biggest advantage diving enthusiasts who come to the island have is that despite winds that blow in each direction, there are always out-of-the-way coves protected from the wind where diving remains possible.  In addition to its offering of natural marine beauty, Bozcaada, with its shallower diving locations, is  an especially safe place for those new to the sport of diving.

Island Tours

With the minibuses which set off every day at 18:00 from the center you can see each part of the Island. The buses driving toward to Poyraz Harbor go to all coasts of Island and stop at places with nice view where you can take photos. Through the guidance of drivers and joyful chat with them you can get general information about the Island and the places you stop.

Boat Trips

With the minibuses which set off every day at 18:30 from the center you can see each part of the Island. The buses driving toward to Poyraz Harbor go to all coasts of Island and stop at places with nice view where you can take photos. Through the guidance of drivers and joyful chat with them you can get general information about the Island and the places you stop.

Trekking-Biking

After a short walk from the town center to the top of the Island, Göztepe, you will be amazed by the view of the whole Bozcaada and surrounding islands Lemnos and Imbros. The unique panorama of Göztepe will give you a chance to take pictures and understand the geography of the Island more easily.

Due to a rather flat geography, Bozcaada is an ideal place for trekking and biking. Earth roads separating from the main road will take you to an exploration journey. Do not hesitate to walk on these roads. Go through the vineyards, take a break in the old vineyard houses and barns and feel the smell of grapes cultivated with traditional techniques.

It is impossible to get lost in the Island. You can always find your way if you look at windmills park in the West or at sea. Spring is very suitable to have long walks and biking. In order not to suffer from the hot summer sun, you should go walking and biking early in the morning or late afternoon. There are two places in the town center where you can rent a bike. You can find equipped and well-kept mountain bikes there. You can rent bikes and motorbikes.

Vineyards Route

This is the only vineyards route of the Island and in Turkey. This is a special trekking way on which you can see the Island's grapes, grown by traditional and modern techniques, and learn about vineyards. The route is 1 km long and located in the Sulubahçe Zone. Walking on this path, you will be able to see sea, nature and grape altogether.

You will find information about vineyards and the viticulture techniques used in the vineyards you will visit on the leaflets and maps that are supplied and on the road signs installed on the road. You may also visit this route by bike. The route will drive you until the Ayazma and Sulubahçe Beaches. The April-November period is suitable to visit this route, and more specifically the period of end of August-September, during which you may see the grapes on the vines.