Bozcaada Ayazma Beach

Bozcaada is Turkey's third-largest island, located in the strategically crucial Dardanelles. The island has been ruled by Ionians, Persians, Romans, Byzantines, and Ottomans in that order throughout history. Furthermore, during the Trojan War, the island's harbor Aulis served as a military station. The island is well-known for its locally produced wines and grape-growing, particularly for the classic French grapes Cavus, Karasakiz (Kuntra), Altnbas (Vasilaki), and Karalahna. The "Bozcaada Vintage Festival" is still held every September.


The island is also known for the Ayazma beach, which is open for swimming from the end of May until the end of August. It is ideal for those who enjoy swimming in chilly water. Summer on the island is not oppressive due to the heat thanks to north winds, September and October are the months so when seawater is warm and the north breezes slow down.


Beach camping at Ayazma can be done with rental tents or by bringing your own. It is about a 15-minute drive from the Bozcaada hub. During the season, a large number of tourists visit the island and the beach.