Bozburun lies in a small valley surrounded by the rocky dry hills of the Datça Peninsula. Set against the harbor, Bozburun is a peaceful place for strolling along the waterfront, watching shipwrights assemble the skeletons of embryonic yachts and just enjoying the motion of the ocean. While locals simply jump off tire rocks into the sea, timid tourists may prefer the small beach to the right of the harbor.
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TRANSPORTATION AND PRACTICAL INFORMATION.
To get to Bozburun from Marmaris, catch a dolmuş at the rather distant otogar (1 hr.; 10:30am, noon, 2:30, 5, 7pm; return 6:30,8:30,10am, noon, 4:30pm). Dolmuş depart opposite the mosque, about a block inland from the harbor. In the low season, bargain (hard!) for a taxi from Marmaris to take you to Bozburun and wait to drive you back. There are no taxis in Bozburun.
There are no banks or ATMs, but most shops will change money with a 20% commission. The jandarma on the harbor to your left, is open 24hr. Internet is available at Bazaar Boutique on the left by the harbor. Open daily 9am-11pm.) The PTT is next to the mosque. (Open M-F 8:30am- 12:30pm and 1:30-5:30pm, Sa-Su 8:30am-noon.)
ACCOMMODATIONS AND FOOD.
Bozburun’s pensions are located on a small dirt road that runs to the left of town as you face the sea.Pembe Yunus Pansiyon 0, 75m farther along the shore from Yılmaz, has a communal kitchen and 20 rooms decorated with dolls. Families or large groups can rent the beautifully modem penthouse, with five beds, kitchen, living room, and bath, . Boat tours are available. Surrounded by a lush garden, the two-building Yılmaz Pansiyon looks out onto the sea. Walk 50m along the harbor, past the jandarma. Guests enjoy its ten rooms, most with bath, as well as the communal kitchen, The Suna Pansiyon , next door to the Yılmaz, offers seven serviceable rooms, some with blue tile floors and lace curtains. For cheap meals, try the selection of Turkish “home food” and seafood in a pleasant outdoor setting at Kandil Restaurant . Head right at the waterfront, walk through the square with a small Atatürk statue; the restaurant is straight ahead (Open daily 8am-midnight.) Gül Cafe Bar , is about 25m from Kandil Restaurant. Sip cappuccino and nibble fresh crepes at this terrace cafe. Open daily 8am-midnight.