Bozcaada

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Bozcaada
39°49.354'N, 026°01.465'E Chart icon.png
lat=39.82256 | lon=26.02442 | zoom=12 | y
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Satellite view of Bozcaada

The island of Bozcaada or Tenedos (Τένεδος) used to be a military zone and visits by foreign yachts were discouraged until recent years. Now yachts are positively encouraged as a useful source of income (see below for charges). The harbor has very clear and attractive water. The town is slowly being restored, and is fashionable with wealthy people from Istanbul. There are many interesting old houses and buildings.

Charts

BA
1086 Srimonikos kólpos to Edremit Körfezi
Imray-Tetra
G2 Aegean Sea (North)
NIMA
54360 Thessaloniki to Canakkale Bogazi Dardanelles
54369 Approaches to Canakkale Bogazi
Turkey
2136 Bozcaada
Greek
32 Thrakiko Sea
322 Limnos & Ay. Efstratios

Weather

See Turkey.

Passages

Islands

None.

Communication

Also see World Cruiser's Nets.

Navigation

The approaches to Bozcaada from S and W are straightforward, with few dangers. However, the coast of the island is rock-fringed and should not be approached too closely on passage. In the approach from N, there are extensive shoals around the small island of Tavşan Adasi which should be given a good clearance and others extending up to two miles from the northern coast of Bozcaada.

Berthing

Ports

Chart of Bozcaada Harbor

Bozcaada Harbour

Bozcaada Harbour/wiki/Bozcaada#Bozcaada_Harbour
Harbour icon Bozcaada Harbour [[Bozcaada#Bozcaada Harbour|Bozcaada Harbour]] (Tenbedos - Τένεδος) 39°50.1′N, 26°04.6′E

There is only one harbour, which is run by the municipality. Yachts moor stern-to or alongside the quayed breakwater. There are 13 water / electric points each good for two boats and laid moorings in most spots. An attendant will help with mooring during daylight hours. Since the installation of the moorings anchoring in the harbour is now prohibited. Water and electricity are also available along the quay. Currently (May 2013) the daily mooring charge is YTL 70 including electricity and water.

Warning: The ground chain for the mooring lines has been laid some 40 metres off the quay, which means that the angle of the lines when boats are moored to them is very shallow. Be sure to leave a good clearance when passing in front of the bows of moored boats as several yachts have wound up with lines around their props.
The Bozcaada/Tenedos harbor from the Castle
The Bozcaada/Tenedos quay
The fishing harbour
The castle

Marinas & Yacht Clubs

None.

Anchorages

It is possible to anchor outside the harbour, clear of the fairway, in settled weather only. With strong winds from any direction, anchoring here is untenable.

Amenities

Facilities
Water Bozcaada Harbour: there are outlets on the quay. A charge is made
Electricity Bozcaada Harbour: there are outlets on the quay. A charge is made
Toilets N/A (Not Available)
Showers N/A
Laundry N/A
Garbage There are bins around the harbour
Supplies
Fuel
  • Bozcaada Harbour: fuel is not available
  • The one station on the island is about 3km out of town. Delivery can be arranged by truck to the quay +90 286 697 0190 / 0530 767 5051
Bottled gas ?
Chandlers None
Services
Repairs N/A
Internet Free Wi-Fi is available from the municipality (Bozcaada) but a booster is needed as the signal is weak. However, the Yaren café (the most easterly of the three on the quay) has a good Wi-Fi signal
Mobile connectivity Fair
Vehicle rentals N/A

Provisioning

Limited stores.

Eating out

  • There are several good restaurants around the fishing harbour and three simple cafés on the quay.
  • Fishing harbour
Sandal/wiki/Bozcaada#.27.27Sandal.27.27Eatingout icon Sandal [[Bozcaada#Sandal|Sandal]] is particularly good --Monterey.

Transportation

Tourism

History

Bozcaada, the Greek Tenedos (Τένεδος), situated 10 miles SSW of the entrance to the Dardanelles, is a Turkish island with a long history. In ancient times it was associated with Apollo and the Trojan War, when the Greeks used it as a base. It was here that they retired after leaving the Trojan horse as a "gift." During the Byzantine times it was used as a grain depot so that large ships could unload their grain and not have to pass to Constantinople through the Dardanelles.

The large castle that dominates the small town was built by the Genoese at the end of the Byzantine era. In modern times the island was inhabited by Greeks and was part of Greece until 1923, when it was ceded to Turkey (together with Ibroz or Imvros) under the terms of the peace treaty. The Greek inhabitants were not exchanged (as was the case elsewhere) but were allowed to stay and operate their schools and churches. Over the years, and particularly since the start of the Cyprus problem, most Greeks have left. The island is still well known for its vineyards and production of wine.

Places to Visit

The large and well-preserved Genoese castle, which also has a small museum, is worth a visit. The old Greek town is attractive, with narrow picturesque streets. But very few of the Greeks are still remaining.

The island is renowned for its red wines, which can be tasted and purchased in the main square.

Friends

Contact details of "Cruiser's Friends" that can be contacted for local information or assistance.

Forums

List links to discussion threads on partnering forums. (see link for requirements)

Links

References & Publications

See Turkey.

Comments

We welcome users' contributions to the Wiki. Please click on Comments to view other users' comments, add your own personal experiences or recommend any changes to this page following your visit.

  • I loved this out of the main stream island. Wonderful walks. The harbor is so clean you can jump into the cool water right from your boat. --Istioploos 16:42, 25 June 2008 (MDT)
  • A few laid moorings have been installed along the quay and anchoring is now prohibited. If a mooring is not available, yachts lie alongside wherever there is space. --Athene of Lymington 10:22, 14 May 2011 (BST)
  • Beautiful clean water. Lovely collection of restaurants and wine bars. ,--Monterey May 2013.

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Names: Lighthouse, Istioploos, Athene of Lymington, Monterey


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