Bozburun, Turkey

 

Bozburun is a small, secluded seaside town in Marmaris located in Southwestern Turkey.

The peninsula is one of the most peaceful, picturesque and naturally sheltered corners and best kept secrets in Turkey. Across the Aegean sea views of the Greek Island, Symi can be seen in the distance.

 

Bozburun, Turkey

 

The area is a big sailing destination.

 

Bozburun, Turkey

 

The crystal, sapphire color of the Aegean Sea is truly indescribable. I’ve never seen water so clear and blue before!

 

Bozburun, Turkey

 

Bozburun, Turkey

 

The name ‘Bozburun’ comes from the area’s mountainous region. ‘Boz’ means ‘gray’, describing the gray mountains, and ‘burun’ means nose, referring to the peninsula shape.

The area is full of pine and countless goats can be seen near town. Almond, olive, orange and fig trees grow in abundance.

 

Bozburun, Turkey

 

Whether you swim day or night, it’s as if you have the whole sea to yourself.

 

Bozburun, Turkey

 

Bozburun, Turkey

 

The town is especially known for sailing and is home to the craft of making wooden gülets.
It’s also popular for (pine) honey, 80% of Turkey’s honey is produced here in Muğla.

 

Bozburun, Turkey

 

Bozburun, Turkey

 

I stayed here for four days, three nights and it was the perfect, tranquil escape from the city.

 

Bozburun, Turkey

 

From Istanbul take a plane to Dalaman airport (1 hour flight), followed by a 2.5 hour drive through the mountainous, picturesque region of Marmaris. We stayed at a newly opened boutique hotel which is only accessible by boat.

If you’re looking for a relaxing holiday getaway from Istanbul, I highly recommend staying at Miamai Butik Otel – amazing views, delicious cuisine and each room is equipped with a Duxiana bed (the best sleep I’ve ever had)!