What to Do What to Buy from Bozcaada
From the vineyards
Apart from wine Bozcaada is also the
right place to taste and buy delicious grapes. During the summer you
will find boxes of grapes in the town center and alongside the roads. In
August Cavuş grapes are being harvested after which the aromatic
Kardinal grapes are being plucked and sold. Besides consuming grapes
as fruit, grapes are dried and used for molasses, vinegar, and jam. The
leaves of the grapes are being pickled and used for amongst others
Tomato jam is Bozcaada’s most famous
jam. Tomato jam and Bozcaada have become intertwined with each other
thanks to a ‘Rum’ family’s continuation of this old custom.Another typical Bozcaada delicacy is corn rose syrup. It is made and sold by Ada café in concentrated form in bottles.
grows almost everywhere on the island. Whenever you will walk off road
you will smell its fresh and tingling odor around you. You can also buy
oregano honey, as there are some small beekeepers who let their bees
feed themselves on the natural habitat of the island.
Wednesday a small bazaar is set up just outside the town center. Most of
the market vendors come from the villages around Çanakkale and bring
their own fruits and vegetables, homemade legumes, tomato paste, olive
oil, eggs, cheese, and bread. All products are from the region, fresh
cheese is mainly made from goat milk, while the olive oil comes from
Bozcaada has its own kind of gift shops.
Most gifts are handmade locally. Ceramics and glass gifts are very
popular, for the rest you can buy ethnic clothing. Most designs have
grapes, windmills, or the crows as main theme. There is even one store
that sells accessories and jewelry with only a grape-wine theme.
the stalls in the town center you will spot ceramics, paintings, and
some other original handmade gifts made by Bozcaada’s craftsmen. In
Bozcaada’s art galleries there are exhibitions from various artists from
all over Turkey. Here you can buy a more artistic and original gift for
yourself or your friends and relatives.