Bozburun Peninsula Holidays
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Reaching out with its forested coastline to the nearby Aegean islands of Symi, Tilos and Rhodes beyond, the Bozburun Peninsula is one of the most peaceful, picturesque and naturally sheltered corners of south west Turkey – and, unsurprisingly, a haven protected by conservation laws.
This mountainous region, whose rich woodlands of pine, carob and almond are home to the European Jay, Eurasian Hoopoe and European Roller, has long made Bozburun holidays perfect for the discerning traveller who also enjoys a touch of discrete luxury. Olive and fig groves abound as well, along with fields of lavender and wild thyme, and Bozburun is also celebrated for its delicious honey.
The region provides an idyllic setting for a holiday from the tranquility of waterside villas in Söğüt or an intimate beachside hotel on the Bozburun Peninsula to the lure of a hillside villa in an area of outstanding natural beauty.
For centuries, the rural economy has focused on agriculture, sponge diving, fishing and timber, and some of Turkey’s finest wooden gülets are still hand crafted in the boatyards of Bozburun: the local coastal environment creates the perfect conditions for sailing and to explore the sheltered coves and pretty seaside bays.
Holidays normally include an air-conditioned car, ideal for visiting the delightful coves and hamlets like Orhaniye and Selimiye and both historic and natural sites: Amos (with its amphitheatre and temples), Loryma (once a fortified harbour) and Knidos (a sizeable ancient Greek settlement). The cooling waters of the Turgut Waterfall are also worth visiting whilst on holiday.