wonder holiday on a mystical place

Assos, Aegean Coast, Turkey
wonder holiday on a mystical place
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3 bedrooms
5 guests
7 night min

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Overview

Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 2
Sleeps: 5
Type: Home
Per week: €900
Pets allowed: Yes
Internet: Yes
Description of the Assos vacation home rental
You can cook best cookies by villas garden which are organic .and you can drink own wines of villa by islands grapes.the island is safe there is no crime in the island fr many years .in the mythology the island name is Poseidon's island .you will have a great holiday ...

erhan arguc

Area Information
Bozcaada, the little, mysterious island of the North Aegean...Since it is an island it reflects the sense of being on its own in the best way. And it takes you away into its world the minute you step foot on it.ozcaada, which is known as Leukophrys in the Classical age, and Tenedos in Greek mythology, has been invaded many a time all though its history and its rulers have changed hands many times.

The excavations at the necropolis suggest that the island's history goes back to 3000 BC. The first inhabitants known are Pelazzis. Then, came the Phoenicians, Athenians, the Greek, Persians, Alexander the Great, Byzantinians, Genoese, Venetians, and Ottomans to rule the island.

As Mehmet II conquered Istanbul, Bozcaada has gained importance for the Turks and became Ottoman territory in 1455. After this date there has been some struggle between the Ottomans and the Venetians over the island and Bozcaada was ruled by the Venetians from time to time.

After a long period of Ottoman rule, Bozcaada was invaded by the Greeks during the 1912 Balkan Wars, and became part of Turkey together with Gökçeada with the 1923 Lausanne Treaty.Tenedos

Bozcaada, which was known as Leukophrys in the ancient world, is Tenedos in Greek mythology. In fact, the first time we come across Tenedos in Greek mythology is the story of when it was given this name.

As the story goes, a king with the name Kyknos was one of the many children of Poseidon, the master of the seas. He ruled the city Kolonai, a Miletos colony in the Lapseki region. He had a son named Tenes. And when Tenes' mother died, his father married once again. However, the stepmother Philomene slandered Tenes. What's more, she found herself a piper as a false witness. King Kyknos, who believed in this slander, had his son thrown into the sea in a chest. Crossing the strait, the chest found its way to the shores Leukophrys with the help of Tenes' grandfather Poseidon. .The people of the island made Tenes king of the island and changed the island's name to Tenedos, meaning Tenes' island. Soon after, Kyknos who found out about the slander to his son set off to Leukophrys to ask for his son's apology. When Tenes saw the boats of his father's fleet docking, he cut their ropes with the axe he was holding. The common Greek saying "to cut with Tenes' axe" comes from this story. To avoid meeting someone is referred as 'having cut with Tenes' axe'.
The Iliad

One of Homer's two great epics, believed to have been written during the 9th century B.C., The Iliad describes the Trojan War, which takes place in the wealthy city perched atop Hisarlik Hill directly across from Bozcaada. The war takes place between the Greek peninsula's Achaeans and the Trojans living in Anatolia. The Achaean fleet, under the direction of Agamemnon, King of Kings, makes its first stop at Tenedos to stock up on food and drink. Tenedos makes an appearance a few more times throughout the war. While the wooden horse built by the Achaeans waits before Troy's city walls, the Achaean fleet hides within a Tenedosian harbor and waits. With this ruse the war is thus

Bozcada area

KITESURFING

Kitesurfing, also known as kiteboarding, involves using a power kite to pull a rider through the water on a kiteboard.
The sport is still in its infancy, but is rapidly growing in popularity. In 2008, the number of kitesurfers has been estimated at around 200,000 to 250,000.
The sport is becoming safer due to innovations in kite design, safety release systems, and instruction. Many riding styles have evolved to suit different types of riders and conditions, such as wake style, wave riding, freestyle, jumping, and cruising.

Jan Aahlander and Hakan Kutlu open Turkey's new Kitesurf destination at Cayır Beach, Bozcaada. They are lookıng forward to meet lovers of sport and adventure from middle of June 2008 until beginnıng of October.

Always windy Cayır beach is a perfect location for this new extreme sport.

The activity is supported by the local authorities who believe that Cayır Beach will become one of the mayor locations for kitesurfing in Turkey.

Bozcaada Deep-Sea Diving
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The only diving school on the island is a good choice both for professionals and beginners.

One of the major sites for deep-sea diving along the Aegean Sea, Bozcaada possesses, in terms of marine attractions, a wealth of underwater flora and fauna. There are a number of points from which to dive. The clarity of the sea affords a view of a distance of 20-40 meters in the absence of planktons. Permission must be obtained for scuba diving and all-night diving excursions, while skin diving requires no permission. The biggest advantage diving enthusiasts who come to the island have is that despite winds that blow in each direction, there are always out-of-the-way coves protected from the wind where diving remains possible. In addition to its offering of natural marine beauty, Bozcaada, with its shallower diving locations, is an especially safe place for those new to the sport of diving.

There is a diving school (Aganta) on the island which is affiliated with the Turkish Underwater Sports Federation. From here one may take one-on-one diving lessons and private diving tours, as well as rent diving equipment

Boat Tour

Sailing in Bozcaada
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Each year the second phase of yacht competition organized by Turkish Naval Forces on the second weekend of July is hosted...

There is a yacht harbor in front of the castle with a capacity of 45 yachts. Especially with a shelter from northeastern winds, the harbor accomodates sailing boats from all over the world. The harbor is administered by the municipality where you can use electricity, fuel and water utilities.Kedging and radio link facilities are not available

Art Activities in Bozcaada

The island has an active arts life, during summers especially. The romantic setting which it provides from the moment the sun rises from behind Mt. Ida to the moment it sets behind the island of Limnos has atracted many poets, artists, musicians and authors in recent years. Some hear the echoes of Homer's poetry while listening to the sound of the relentless wind. There are several locations where artists' works are exhibited. It all started with one gallery years ago, but has expanded vigorously with the addition of new venues, transforming the island into a nationally well-known arts center.

You can add an artistic dimension to your life by visiting these galleries at the end of a day spent under the sun and in the sea and just before delving into the night-life of the island which is always full of surprises.

Shopping in Bozcaada

* Delightful wines of the island
* Famous Çavuş table grapes
* Thyme honey: Since thyme is a common part of the island's flora, honey produced here has a delicous thyme smell. Although it may have to be your lucky day to find it on sale!
* Tomato jam: This very special jam, a remnant of the Greek cuisine of the island, is made of small tomatoes, each containing an almond seed.
* Grape jam, grape-molasses, and raisins.
* An open market is set up every Wednesday on the slope to the Baytur houses, where organic vegetables, fruits and local produce are put on sale.

Vintage & Wine Tasting Tours
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15-16th August 2008 is the date for this year's festival !

Taking place with the feel of a feast during the island's vintage period and organized by the island's wintners, these tours engage participants in the step-by-step process of wine-making in the vineyards, tasting wines made from a variety of the island's grapes, and taking part in expert panel discussions on wine-making.
As vineyard activities take place year-round, special tours are also available to those who wish to participate during these times.
To wine lovers interested in observing the path that wine takes in becoming wine, keeping close track of the island wine-makers in order not to miss these tours!

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Jan 01 2015 Dec 31 2016 - - €900 - 1 Week
Deposits: there is no depozit
Payment Options: American Express, Cashier's Check, Mastercard, PayPal, Visa
Other Fees: all the bills include .and you cook your foods fr garden organics.and you can drink your wine fr villas cellar ..homemade wines(very tasty)
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