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In Turkey’s Bozcaada, Wine, Wind and Sun

Last summer I visited the island of Bozcaada with my friend Jessica. This wine producing island off the Aegean Coast of Turkey is a 7-hour bus (with WiFi!) and ferry ride from Istanbul and a slightly shorter trip by car or plane. In spite of its proximity to Istanbul, its relative remoteness keeps Bozcaada largely unspoiled. The water is immaculate, the beaches are often desserted, and the food and wine are stellar. You can read my article about the island in this weekend’s NYT Travel section here (page 9 for subscribers). Below are a few photos I snapped during the trip.

Arriving from the mainland town of Geyikli by ferry.

Vines in Amadeus’ Vineyards.

A boarded-up house in the Turkish section of Bozcaada’s Old Town.

Homemade jams at Maya, which serves the best breakfast in Turkey (no joke!).

2017-02-17T15:17:54+00:00 July 7th, 2012|Categories: Culture, Food & Wine, Travel, Turkish Cuisine, Wine & Spirits|4 Comments


  1. Mamma Parla July 8, 2012 at 8:27 pm - Reply

    Beautifully written article! Hope we can get there in October while visiting Ayvalik even though it looks like its a bit far for a day trip.

  2. oliver gareis July 31, 2012 at 4:04 pm - Reply

    Hi Katie!

    Great article in NYT, thanks for your efforts! Hope you are doing well and continue with your delicious:) webpage, makes me hungry every time!

  3. asli October 22, 2013 at 1:08 pm - Reply

    hi Katie,
    I found your blog while i were looking recomandations about Rome. Then i saw other posts about Turkey. I live in Bursa, Turkey.
    Bozcaada is the adorable island for me that i’ve seen ever in my life. It is very silent and gives me serenity and peace. Thank you for your post about here.
    Sorry my unsufficent english:)

  4. Beth February 4, 2014 at 8:31 pm - Reply

    “the beaches were desserted” hee hee. sorry, made me think of strawberry shortcake and whip cream lying under the umbrellas…
    otherwise nice post. 🙂

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