Serap Apart Hotel
Iskele Mh. Ziraat Bankasi Karsisi, Datca, Turkey
More about Datca
The Ludovisi Cnidian Aphrodite
On rthe way to Datca
Travel Tips for Datca
a garden of a pension in Old Datca
If you love nature but with a sensibility that you can see all the details, you can find too many small beautiful things in Datca and also in all parts of Turkey!!
Yes, this is only a small garden and only small plants !!
Knidos or Cnidus
It is said that Knidos was built for the most beautiful Goddess, Aphrodite, on the most beautiful peninsula.
Originally the "old" Knidos had been founded on the location of the modern town of Datca, but around 360 BC Knidos moved on the tip of the Datca Peninsula.
Some of the famous persons who lived and worked in Knidos are the famous mathematician and philosopher Eudoxos, the sculptor Praxiteles, Skopas and Bryaxis and the architect Sostrates, the designer of one of the seven wonders of the ancient world, the Lighthouse of Alexandria.
I enjoyed my Dolmus ride to Datca, situated on a narrow piece of Peninsula.
The scenery is fantastic on the way to Datca with lovely views of the ocean.
This is a quiet, peaceful small town, that takes you away from the hustle & bustle of Marmaris.
"If you have the time, take the drive to .........."
great little town on the Mediterranean
"excellent vacation spot"
I'd always wanted to go to Datça. It just looked so cool on the map, all the way out there on that narrow peninsula. Finally, just before I left Turkey, I was able to spend about 4 or 5 days there.
Like most places on the Mediterranean, it seems to be growing, but it's still small enough to have a certain charm.
The old town of Datça is a few kilometers inland. I don't think you could be any further inland before running into the Gulf of Gökova on the other side of the peninsula. It has been nicely refurbished. I don't think there is much to do there, but it might be worth looking at one of the small hotels there if you'd like to stay in area that has some character. Of course, the down side is that it is far from the water, and the water is the very reason people come to Datça.
The port (or new town) of Datça is nice enough, but I would avoid staying in town (check out my hotel section for other ideas on places to stay). The water and the views are better outside town. There are some good restaurants and cafes in town though.
The main reason to come to Datça is to explore the beautiful and rugged peninsula on which Datça is located. You can get around by minibus or by boat, but it might be worth renting a car for the day. There are some spectacularly beautiful drives. But if you're driving, you'd better keep your eyes on those twisting turns instead of on the scenery.