Bozcaada – Çanakkale – Turkey

GPS : 39°50’05.0″N 26°04’33.6″E / 39.834725, 26.076004

Damlacık Lighthouse
GPS : 39°50’29.6″N 26°05’31.9″E / 39.841564, 26.092182
Focal Plane : 3,5 mt, Tower Height : 3 mt
Character : W.Fl.3.0 Second, Flashing Character : 0,3+2,7
Visibility Range : 8 nautical miles

Mermer Burnu Lighthouse
GPS : 39°48’05.6″N 26°04’43.9″E / 39.801563, 26.078864
Focal Plane : 35 mt, Tower Height : 7 mt
Character : W.Fl.5.0 Second, Flashing Character : 0,5 + 4,5
Visibility Range : 10 nautical miles

Tavşanada Lighthouse
GPS : 39°56’17.4″N 26°03’29.9″E / 39.938175, 26.058296
Tower Height : 9 mt
Character : W.R.Fl.5.0 Second, Flashing Character : 1,0+4,0
Visibility Range : 10 nautical miles

Batıburnu Lighthouse
GPS : 39°48’04.3″N 26°04’58.5″E / 39.801190, 26.082924
Focal Plane : 32 mt (105 ft), Tower Height : 20 mt (66 ft)
Character : W.Gp.FI.(2)15.0 Second, Flashing Character : 1.0+3.0+1.0+10.0
Visibility Range : 15 nautical miles

VHF Channel : 16
Call Sign : ” bozcaada harbour ”

South Breakwater Lighthouse
GPS : 39°50’03.1″N 26°04’29.8″E / 39.834184, 26.074944
Focal Plane : 8 m, Tower Height : 6 m
Character : R.Fl.3.0 Second, Flashing Character : 0.3 + 2.7
Visibility Range : 3 nautical miles

North Breakwater Lighthouse
GPS : 39°50’08.2″N 26°04’36.7″E / 39.835606, 26.076858
Focal Plane : 7 m, Tower Height : 5 m
Character : G.Fl.3.0 Second, Flashing Character : 0.3 + 2.7
Visibility Range : 3 nautical miles
Bozcaada is a small island in the north Aegean, a district of Çanakkale province. The third biggest island in Turkey, it is situated close to the entrance of the Dardanelles. The settlements are clustered around the town centre, in the north east of the island. This is the only village on the island. It has an area of 37.6 km2 and is 38 km in circumference. Bozcaada is the only rural district of Turkey without any villages. It has only one major settlement, Bozcaada town center. The old cobbled streets and districts in the center of the town maintain their traditional architecture. Tenedos, officially referred to as Bozcaada.

Bozcaada is located 12 miles from the Çanakkale Strait, roughly in the shape of a triangle one edge of which is parallel to mainland coast. The sole town of the island lies on its northeastern corner, facing the mainland. The rest of the island is covered by vineyards, scattered pine woods, and Mediterranean shrubland (maquis), dotted by the occasional vineyard manor and, close to the coastline, housing estates used by mainland Turks as vacation homes. The islanders make their living from viticulture, fishing and tourism.

The island is only 6 km away from the ferry boat pier on the main land. Transportation is provided by ferries, and the journey lasts for half an hour on average. The whole of Bozcaada is a natural and historical preservation and conservation site. No archaeological expeditions have been carried out on the island so far. Yet, it has a rich history carrying the traces of all those diverse civilisations that set foot on it. Bozcaada formerly known as Tenedos whose name is mentioned many a time in mythology, attracts attention not only with its nature but also with its rich history.


Approach and Navigation
Bozcaada Port is on the northeast side of the island. It lies at foot of the castle. There is 3 meter depth on the quay on the northern part of the entry.

There are laid moorings tailed on the quay. Yachts moor stern-to or alongside the quayed breakwater. 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. This port provides adequate shelter except in ESE winds.

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.

Moorings : 125 Boats

Draught max : 3 m
Length max : 10 m

Ground : Muddy, Rocky

Especially with a shelter from northeastern winds, the harbor accommodates sailing boats from all over the world.
Outer Breakwater : 250 m
Inner Breakwater : 64 m

Drinking water is available along the quay.
Fuel can be obtained from a tanker truck.
Electricity is available along the quay.
Dressing rooms
Fish Market
Toilet and showers are within the zone.
There are 13 water / electric points each good for two boats and laid moorings in most spots.

Administration : Bozcaada Municipality – Bozcaada Fishery Products Cooperative

Provisional facilities are obtainable.
Shopping : Markets, Shops, Stores
Maintenance facilities are limited in the island.
Accommondation : Numerous small hotels and renovated self-catering pensions’ exist.
Public Market : Wednesdays.
Health : State clinic, Pharmacies, Doctors, Emergency First Aid
Special Shopping : Wine, Red Poppy Syrup, Grapes, Tomato Jam
Entertiment : Discotheques, Bars,Teahouses
Beach : Nice beaches are located on the southern part of the island.
Dining : Restaurants, Buffets, Cafes, Bakery, Pizza House
Repairing & Maintenance
Technical Equipment Shops
Hair Dresser
Bank ATM
Diving Spots
Communication : Post Office, Phone, Internet

Ice Supply
Rope Sale
Phone, Fax & Internet
Technical Service
Photo Printing & Digital Copy
Underwater Services : Our professional diver will handle any problems that may occur on that part of your boat underwater.
Boat Salvage : If you experience any problem within a distance of 10 miles around Bozcaada, you can reach us.
Boat Transfer : Our professional captain teams will take your boat in any size and type to any port you desire between national and international ports.

Although you can swim even in the small harbor, the beaches are located on the southern part of the island, namely Ayazma and Habbele where you can find some beach cafes around. Renting two deckchairs and a beach umbrella for half a day in Ayazma beach. The fee is collected twice a day, once in the morning and once in the afternoon by employees walking around the deckchairs one by one (not at the entrance). You can of course swim and sunbathe free of charge in nearby areas which are out of the beach club property.

Swimming. Due to freshwater discharges from the sea floor, the seawater in Ayazma beach is shockingly cold, even in the hottest months, which is pretty good for those preferring a (very) refreshing seabath.

The castle was originally built by Geneoese. It was rebuilt during the era of Sultan Mehmet II. Ottoman navy used this castle as a supply base. The castle was renovated in 19th century.
The castle has two sections, separated by a water channel. The first part, surrounded by the walls was containing; water storages, clinic, mosque, dormitories, arsenal and fountains. Today, open air museum and ethnographic exhibition are impressive for the visitors.

Definitely fish restaurants. You can see the prices for different kinds of fish on the boards in front of many restaurants. Keep in mind that almost all restaurants in the town gets really crowded between 8 pm and 10 pm and it is almost impossible to find a seat between these hours unless you either, be seated before 8 pm or after 10 pm, or better yet, reserve a seat during the day. Fish Restaurants are very famous with their fishes, cooking and services. Fishes available due to seasons.


The castle, surrounded by sea at one side and by a nowadays-dry (or marshy at best) moat at the others, served for Byzantines, Venetians and Genoans, although there is no evidence indicating who exactly built the castle. Still maintaining its glory, this is one of the castles that are in best condition in Turkey.

Ferryboat : Bozcaada – Geyikli Yükyeri (Çanakkale)
Seabus : Bozcaada – Çanakkale
Minibus : There are frequent mini buses heading for Ayazma and Habbele beaches. Their departure is in the square right next to the entrance of the castle. It takes about 15 minutes. There is also a minibus service once every day (at sunset time) to Cape Polente, the westernmost point of the island and where the electricity-generating wind turbines are located.
Bus : Geyikli Yükyeri – Çanakkale
Airport : Çanakkale Airport, Balıkesir Körfez Airport, Balıkesir Central Airport, İzmir Adnan Menderes International Airport, Sabiha Gökçen International Airport, Atatürk International Airport

Bozcaada – Geyikli Yükyeri : 4 Nmile (30 minutes)
Gökçeada 1 Ro-Ro : Average speed: 15 knot, Average car capacity: 104 cars,12 long vehicles, Average passenger capacity: 399 passengers

Bozcaada – Çanakkale : Average speed: 30 knot, Average car capacity: 300 passenger

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