This small laid back town is a great place to stock up, clean up, and unusually, see traditional Turkish boat building first hand. With several anchorages nearby, there are some good opportunities for a swim too.
In a land where most quays are built by local restaurants, Bozburun actually has a traditional town harbour. The harbour itself is no thing of beauty but it does put you right next to the shops and restaurants. It’s a working town as much as a tourist destination with one corner of the harbour full of small fishing boats.
A good range of facilities are available including a couple of small supermarkets, banks, ATM’s, a bakery, a butchers, a chemist (and a local doctor), and a post office. There are several souvenir shops and at least one carpet shop too.
The Akvaryum restaurant, next to the harbour, is popular with yachtsmen and includes good showers, though there are several other restaurants in town from the basic to fairly swish.
If you want to see craftsmen at work, take a taxi to one of the boat yards you will pass on the way in, where the traditional gulets are built. I watched a workman saw a piece of timber to plug a gap in a hull and without a ruler, it fitted spot on, first time.
Bozburun won’t be the prettiest place you will visit on your trip, but after several nights in one restaurant bays, it’s nice to have a choice of shops and eateries.