Bozburun is a small seaside village with its own municipality in the Marmaris district in southwestern Turkey. The year-round population is about 2000, but swells during tourist season from May to October. It is situated on the coast of the peninsula of the same name - Bozburun Peninsula which extends in parallel to the Datça Peninsula in the south. The town faces across the sea towards the village of Datça and the Greek Island of Symi - Turkish: Sömbeki. Although quieter than Marmaris Bays two centers of tourism of international renown - Marmaris and İçmeler, Bozburun is a much more laid back traditional fishing village about 40 kilometers or 25 miles from Marmaris. Tourism, fishing, sponge diving and apiculture are the main means of livelihood for its inhabitants and its thyme honey is famous across Turkey. It has a small yet lovely harbor which is also one of the key stops on the popular sailing route of the Blue Cruises. Its pristine location on the sea is surrounded by coves. Bozburun is also well known in the region for its expert construction of Bluecruise sailboats - Turkish: Gulets and on a par with the builders in Bodrum and Güllük. In ancient times the Bozburun region was famous for its marble quarries - which is an explanation given for the name of Marmaris. The quarries were in activity until the 19th century and have been a very important export product for the entire region of present-day Muğla Province. There are rich reserves starting from the site of ancient Knidos at the tip of the Datça Peninsula - inland to Kavaklıdere's modern quarry facilities in full activity currently. There are no operating quarries in Bozburun at this time but research is being pursued by referring to historic documents and traces to locate their former locations.