Windswept Bozcaada (Tenedos in Greek) is a hugely popular weekend and summer destination for residents of İstanbul, Çanakkale and İzmir. A showcase of rustic Aegean style, it's more down to earth than Alaçatı and Bodrum but is still crowded and expensive in the high season. Most of the action occurs in Merkez (or Bozcaada Town), which has an atmospheric historic Greek quarter full of brightly painted houses that have been converted into boutique hotels, B&Bs, tavernas and bars.
The island is small – just under 40 sq km – with sandy beaches and picturesque vineyards. These supply the grapes for Bozcaada's boutique wineries, whose vintages can be sampled at cellar doors and in the many Greek-style tavernas in Merkez.
Many businesses shut down outside the high season (mid-June to mid-September); between November and March the island is as quiet as a graveyard. Information about the island is available at http://en.bozcaadarehberi.com and www.gobozcaada.com.