The Region in Depth

The westerly shores of the Lycian Coast are among its least visited and all the finer for it.  A sleepy coast road, completed over the last decade, has opened-up a hinterland of quiet bays and coastal villages which coexist harmoniously with a steady trickle of tourism.  Long fingers of wooded headland jut out into the sea – with sweet smelling almond groves and swaying carob trees - enticing an array of birdlife and a beguiling sense of natural tranquillity. 

Discover the Bozburun Peninsula

Travel beyond the unforgiving urban sprawl of Marmaris and something quite different (and altogether better) emerges. The Bozburun or Daraçya Peninsula as it is known locally is protected by strict conservation laws which have kept dense forests, unbridled wildlife, ancient settlements and day-to-day rural lives intact. Picturesque harbours with working fishing boats, village schools on sandy shorelines and home-grown lavender and thyme sold in bunches on the side streets are the order of the day.  


  • The Carian Trail

    Turkey’s newest long-distance walking path opened in 2013 and passes through the Bozburun Peninsula offering some of the best walking along the entire coastline.  

  • Villages of the Peninsula

    Picturesque harbours with working fishing boats, village schools on sandy shorelines and home-grown lavender and thyme sold in bunches on the side streets are the order of the day. 

  • Cultural Sites

    The sites in this region are rustic and rural and are often yours to explore alone and we highly recommend venturing to Knidos, at the tip of the neighbouring Datça Peninsula.

  • The Wider Region

    Those seeking adventures beyond relaxing in their stunning property can take a car or a private guide and visit the remarkable region that is The Datça Peninsula.

  • Privately Guided Experiences

    From remote mountain villages to awe-inspiring classical ruins, enjoy a snapshot of life as it was and is through our range of privately guided adventures. 

  • Luxurious Days at Sea

    We believe the sea to be integral to the Bozburun experience and therefore provide the opportunity to enjoy the stunning coastline in true style.