Bozburun is much quieter than the more internationally known and famous bays of Marmaris and Icmeler and is around 40km (25 miles) away from them driving along a winding road through wonderful natural landscapes with beautiful fauna and flora. Bozburun’s main source of income is from tourism, fishing, sponge diving and apiculture and is famed across Turkey for its thyme honey. The harbour is small and charming and one of the major stopping points for the Blue Cruise Voyages.
Bozburun is also famed for the expert construction of gulet boats which are the equivalent of those built in Bodrum and Gulluk and its pristine waters are surrounded by coves.
In ancient times the area of Bozburun was famous for marble quarries and is possibly from where Marmaris acquired its name. The quarries are known to have been active until the 19th century as the travel writer Charles Texier mentioned them in his works. Marble has been one of the most important export products in whole region of the modern Muğla Province for many centuries with rich reserves starting from ancient Knidos on the tip of the Datça Peninsula to the inland modern installation at Kavaklıdere's which remains fully active today.
At present there are no quarries in the Bozburun area although research is currently being made using historical traces and documentation to locate them.
Ekincik Cove Marmaris
Orhaniye Cove and Kizkumu Beach
Nightlife in Marmaris
Marmaris Property For Sale
Turkish Food Recipes
Sultan's Pleasure with Fish - Other Main Courses
Pumpkin in Syrup or Kabak Dessert - Other Desserts
Sweet Peas in Olive Oil - Vegetable Courses
Asure - Wheat Pudding - Other Desserts
Gozleme with Roasted Aubergine Filling - Pastries
Tea Time Pastry
Water Pastry - Pastries