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    Palamut Buku

    by traveloturc Updated May 19, 2013

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    Further away in the direction of Knidos, another village called Palamut Bükü where a little pier allows boats to moore. Palamut bükü is a Turkish holiday village with a long beach. In the former time, wine production was the main activity in this area.The best Almond of the world is grown in this little village .A small island looking like a "electric guitar" decorate the panorama.Hi To Jimi Hendrix

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    Quiet Fishing Village

    by balhannah Written Jul 26, 2009

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    I didn't find a lot to do here. I enjoyed my walk around the harbour, watching the Fishermen selling the fish they just caught that morning. From the Boat harbour there are also boat trips available. I found plenty of waterside Restaurants, a Swimming Beach area, and nice views. There were streets of shops, and if you are there on a Saturday, there is a local market. It was a pretty spot to get away from the hectic Marmaris.

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    Cleopatra Bay

    by traveloturc Written Sep 22, 2008

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    In my country 50 % of the bays are called Cleopatra and this is only one of example of them.
    This bay is situated very near to Palamutbuku and has some different character with his crystal clear water and unpolluted sand beach

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    Have A Turkish Bath

    by suvanki Updated Jan 18, 2008

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    The old Turkish Bath (Hamman) is situated near the bustling market.
    An hour or more of cleansing and massage is a great way to enjoy this age old tradition.

    At my first visit, I was a bit apprehensive, as I was the only female in the hamman. The only member of staff was male, and my 'tea towel' wasn't covering much! I'd experienced the Hamman in other places, Istanbul, Marmaris and Emla. This was different in that it was dry heat- no sluicing down with hot water prior to your scrub. I was instructed to lay on the marble platform - and tried to keep my eyes averted, as next to me was a young Turkish male, being scrubbed and massaged. My turn came,

    To be continued...

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    The Market

    by suvanki Updated Nov 28, 2007

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    Very much a locals market. The fruit and veg stalls are piled high with fresh, brightly coloured produce. The aroma from the spice stalls entices you to buy all manner of spices at a fraction of what you'd pay in UK. Turkish Delight (Lokkum) in a variety of flavours, which you'll be encouraged to try before you buy. Nuts, salted and plain, again try before you buy!

    Clothing, household linens, watches (genuine fake designer!!) for about a fiver!, leather bags, belts and wallets. CD's (mainly Turkish pop and folk) wooden goods.

    Haggle over prices, some goods are fixed price, but if you're buying more than 1 item, ask if theres a discount.

    Good photo opportunities in the food part.

    It can get hot here, walking around.

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    Hayit Buku

    by traveloturc Updated Sep 26, 2007

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    Mesudiye is a place which includes 3 bays in a row( ova buku,hayit buku and kizil buk)
    Hayýt buku is the bay in the middle and its a wonderful natural bay for yachts.This very small village has many beautiful restaurants and very attractive beach

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    Old Datca

    by artonice Written Nov 21, 2006

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    Old Datca is the first living place but when people moved to the sea coast ,a few people stayed in here.There are some pensions to stay.
    It's an historical small mediterranean town with its stone houses and narrow streets.

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    Knidos (cnidos)

    by artonice Updated Nov 21, 2006

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    Datca is really my favourite place and Knidos is the place of my dreams.Knidos is in the Resadiye Peninsula close to Datca .You can come here from Datca either with your car or by boat.There are ruins from the ancient town Knidos.These ruins are either under the sea or around the coast.You can visit these ruins by walking or swimming in the turquise sea.
    IT'S AMAZINGGGGGGGGGG !!!!!!!!!!!

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    Ancient Knidos

    by artonice Written Nov 21, 2006

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    As I said Knidos is not an amzing sea coast but also a historical place.I was an important towmn in the ancient times where famous architect Sostratos(made alexanderia lighthouse)
    But Knidos is famous with its ''naked aphrodite'' sculpture that the original one haven't found yet.

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    Kormen

    by traveloturc Written Oct 18, 2006

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    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 .

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    Mesudiye

    by traveloturc Written Oct 18, 2006

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    Mesudiye is another small town on the way to Knidos
    Small pensions full of peace ,small restaurants with good wines and foods are the ideal place for the tourists who wants to escape from crowdy places and typical tourist activities.
    "The dragon sitting in the sea" is the landmark of mesudiye

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    Datca

    by traveloturc Updated Oct 17, 2006

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    Datça is a district, as well as the center town of that district, in Mugla Province of Turkey. It is situated midway through the Datça Peninsula, almost 100 km long and practically an island since it is connected to the mainland through an isthmus of only several hundred meters. Both the town and the peninsula were called Reþadiye till recently, in honor of the penultimate Ottoman Sultan Mehmed V Reþad.
    Datça Peninsula is a prized location for tourists visiting Turkiye, especially by sea, because of the untouched beauty of its many coves and larger bays, which are indispensable ports of call for those undertaking the celebrated Blue Cruises along Turkey's spectacular southwest coast. Boats (usually gulets) depart either from Bodrum or Marmaris, or from Datça itself for these tours. The ancient city of Knidos is situated at the tip of the peninsula. On the way to Knidos there are a few villages, where natives live from there own garden, and also by selling olives, almonds, and honey.

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    View of the Greek islands

    by Diana75 Updated Mar 21, 2006

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    Knidos was arranged in terraces on the hill slope, that the top of the hill is offering a wonderful view of the two harbors but also of the surrounding islands.

    Our initial intention was to visit Rhodes, but we have no regret that we couldn't because everything turned into one of the most beautiful days of our journey in Turkey.

    Even from Knidos we had a magnificent view of the Greek islands of Rhodes and Kos.

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    Aphrodite of Knidos

    by Diana75 Updated Mar 21, 2006

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    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.

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    The amphitheater

    by Diana75 Updated Mar 21, 2006

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    Knidos was famous in the 4 century BC as a center of art and culture.

    Its amphitheater had places for 8,000 persons.

    Today the remains of the circular temple dedicated to Aphrodite and be visited at the entrance to the site.

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