BOZCAADA (TENEDOS) ISLAND
Bozcaada (ancient name Tenedos) is the 3rd biggest island in Turkey and the second largest on the Aegean after Gokceada.
With its small hotels run by families and locals; it is a small paradise with some of the most beautiful beaches of Turkey, the majestic castle which is not dated yet but most probably from Phoenician, Roman Empire or Venice; it’s always vivid port district and lighthouse. Herodotus, the famous “Father of History” who was from Aegean shore of Anatolia himself, says that the first settlement in Tenedos dates back to 3rd millennium BC.
The island has changed hands back and forth between the eastern and a western kingdom throughout the history due it is strategically located at the entrance of Dardanelles and finally was taken by the Ottomans in the 15th century.
It is a major tourist attraction for the Turkish people who want a little escapade from the metropolises. The island is well-known for its authentic lifestyle, crystal clear beaches, vineyards and wine with some cute little accommodation around for those seeking to escape the hustle & bustle of the city.
The harbor area is the most famous place with its hospitable environment and excellent seafood restaurants.
Annual harvest festivals are becoming trendier every year on the island and attracting a larger number of people who are most welcomed by the locals on Islanders.