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Bozcaada When to Go

Bozcaada During the Seasons

Even though tourists visit Bozcaada mostly during summer it is also worth to be visited off-season. As Bozcaada has a rich wine and food culture and beautiful scenery, it can be visited every season of the year. Even though there are opportunities to do a one-day tour on the island, this is not enough to really get to know it. This has nothing to do with the number of places that you should visit, but everything with the fact that the more time you take to feel and resonate with Bozcaada the more you will love it.

SUMMER : You can swim in ones of Bozcaada's coves from May until October. However, visitors who come for a beach holiday prefer especially July and August. Bozcaada is an ideal holiday location for people who want a refreshing holiday. Its winds keep you at a comfortable warmth and blow away the moisture in the air. As the island is busiest during school and national holidays, these periods are the most expensive for accommodation.

AUTUMN: The island' most peaceful season is autumn. With the summer's heat behind you, Bozcaada's cold sea has just been warmed up. This period you can choose freely amongst quiet coves, hotels, and restaurants. No need for a hurry or reservations. It is in autumn that the wine grapes are being picked and driven with old tractors to the wine factories. This season is ideal for long walks and bike rides. You can stop wherever you want and pick some of the leftover grapes, or ripe blackberries and figs.

WINTER: Even during winter the island is predominantly sunny. And when it rains the clouds disappear in no time making place for the sun. And so even during winter the weather does not get really rough. Because of the Northern wind called 'Poyraz' the windchill is lower than the real temperature. Sporadically it snows, but this is really the exception. Between December and March social life is almost non-existent. Hotels with heating, some restaurants and bars are open. Establishments outside of the city center are in general closed for service.

SPRING: In spring the island becomes beautifully green. Flowers bloom and colour the fields and vineyards. Together with the softening of the weather locals start having picnics and living outdoors again. Most hotels and restaurants start with their preparations for the holiday season's opening on the 23rd of April. Buildings, chairs, and tables are being painted, and new flowers are being planted in the gardens. Establishments not being able to open at this date open on the 19th of May latest.