I haven't seen much about the town except the surroundings of the harbour (I'd hardly call it a marina).
The place is rather quiet, if you stay in the harbour, simply make sure not to throw your anchor in front of the two clubs, just as we did...
They are rather noisy and at the time we were there, not really good...
Kormen is the little port situated to 15 km to Datca.This little port with his daily ferryboat transfers helps to by pass the Gokova bay and you can reach in 2 hours time from Datca to Bodrum.Dont forget that the highway from Datca to Bodrum is difficult way to drive and it takes more than 3 hours .
Aphrodite of Knidos
No, don't worry, this is not Aphrodite. It's only my husband looking for her...
The Aphrodite of Knidos was one of the most famous creations of the sculptor Praxiteles and became famous because presented the goddess completely nude.
In ancient times it was known as the most beautiful sculpture of Aphrodite in the world.
Praxiteles created the Aphrodite around the year 350 BC and the Cnidians placed their statue in a small temple by the sea.
But the sculpture disappeared and archaeologists are still searching for her.
The most faithful replica of the statue is the Colonna Venus located in the Vatican Museums.
Datca Home Page
Please see my travel-log for pictures and information.
Datca is one of my favourite places. Probably because its quiet there, but its the peninsular that is interesting. I would like to spend time in this area with a boat and a car and explore.
"Visit Datca Peninsular"
Take a bus trip to Datca and perhaps stay overnight in a local inexpensive hostel. Good food to be had from a local Sofra and visit Knidos and the small village on the way there.
Property prices are amazing and the air here is apparently very pure. When its hot in Marmaris try a trip to Datca where a gentle cross wind can cool things down. Interesting shops are to be found here.
Yacht facilities are basic here and the sea-front bar has a very loud sound system (Noise is prestige here at night, and its not Jazz)
This pansiyon was awarded a certificate by Lets Go publication. Located up a quiet side street.
Whilst I was looking for this place during a quiet time of the day a local teenager was whistling a tune from a Clint Eastwood Film. Datca is slightly basic and attractive to me for that.
"M.Sait Kaya for Carpets/Kilims and Silver"
Probably one of the most interesting and very friendly business people in Datca. M. Sait Kaya has travelled , has been written about in magazines and has been filmed. He has visited customers in London, Scotland and Hereford in UK.
M. Sait Kaya and Sons offer a wealth of advice on Carpets and Kilims and can send by "Fedex" to most countries. He is so friendly and trusting it is almost alarming, even if you do not purchase.
Local information can be found here and both sons have studied English and are very helpful.