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Zafer Gulec / TDN ONLINE
"God, to whom will give a long life, leaves him at Datça peninsula"
Famous Ionian Geographer Starbon said about Datça
Datca (Cnidos), home of the Cnidian Aphrodite, is one of those rare
places where nature and history are in harmony.
"God, to whom will give a long life, leaves him at Knidia-Datça
peninsula"Famous Ionian Geographer Starbon said about Datça
Situated between the well-known holiday centres Marmaris, Bodrum and
the Greek islands of Rhodes and Kos, the Peninsula has retained its
own charmingly original characteristics.
The pleasant climate of this idyllic Peninsula will fascinate you. The
low humidity in conjunction with constant cooling sea breezes
diminishes the effects of the intense heat.
The extremely oxygen-rich air makes Datca (Cnidus) a very healthy
place to live in. Could this be, why the most ancient medical schools
known to man were established in this region? The afflicted came here
to find a cure. This "Magic Climate" is ideal for people with heart,
circulatory, nervous and rheumatic diseases.
Datca (Cnidus) is an ideal place for active holiday-makers with a
choice of water sports, including wind surfing, sailing and scuba
diving to occupy most enthusiasts.
The varied nature and richness of the
beautiful undiscovered parts of the Datca Peninsula will surprise
those who enjoy exploring and hiking.
And if you get tired, close by the beach in Datca-Centre is a
freshwater spring, which is slightly warmer than the sea. The spring
is reputed for its natural healing powers. Here you can relax.
Off the main tourist routes Datca appears to be more like an oasis, a
beautiful, quiet haven of peace and tranquillity. But sun, sea and
beach aren't the only attractions here.
Around the lively yacht harbour you will find plenty of restaurants, a
good selection of cafes, bars and shops (carpets, jewellery,
In weekly bazaar (Saturdays) you can happily wave good-bye to your
liras. There are also banks, pharmacies and doctors in the town.
Old Datca (Dadya, Eski Datca) with beautiful old stone houses, holiday
and permanent residences of many Europeans and Turks, is showing
typical architecture of the area.
Old Datca is 4 km away from Datca-Centre. Regular bus services are
Mesudiye is a typical turkish village. On the coast of the village,
there are two bays. The larger one is called Ova Bükü and the smaller
is Hayit Bükü. The bays have pleasant beaches, restaurants and
Mesudiye is 20 km away from Datca-Centre. Regular mini bus services
Palamut Bükü is a fishing village with its fishermen's pretty
sheltered bay and pebble beach. Ideal places to just "hang out" and
take things easy.
At the beach there are pensions and restaurants.
Palamut Bükü has a safe sea port for yachts.
The village is 25 km away from Datca-Centre. Regular mini bus services
Aktur.....( Blue Flag Beach )
Datca-Aktur Holiday-Centre is situated in a jealously conserved pine
forest with the limpid sea before and the reddish mountains behind.
Aktur has three times been awarded the European Blue Flag (last 1999).
The Blue Flag is an environmental award, given to communities that
make special effort to keep their beaches and marinas clean and manage
them with consideration for the local environment.
Aktur is 30 km away from Datca-Centre. Regular mini bus services are
Beaches in Datca-Center
Direct in Datca-Center with fresh sprig water.
Direct in Datca-Center with sandy beach.
Closed by Datca-Center, fantastic view!
Güllük (Perili Kösk) is a picturesque cove, favored spot for wind
surfing. Güllük is 10 km away from Datca-Center.
Kara Incir is a holiday center with sandy beach. Kara Incir is 11 km
away from Datca-Center. Regular mini bus services are available.
Kargi Bay is one of the guests favoured places, The bay is 4 km away
from Datca-Center. Regular bus services are available
OVA & HAYIT BÜKÜ
Beautiful bays with pleasant beaches. A wide range of restaurants
inviting you to stay and sample the delicious local food. The bays are
20 km away from Datca-Center. Regular mini bus services are available.
This ancient city was one of the six Dorian cities. Cnidus was famous
for its naked statue of Aphrodite. Get more info.
MOSQUE in HIZIRSAH
The mosque in Hizirsah village was inherited from the Seljukides
period. It has been restored and is well worth seeing
OLD DATCA (Eski Datca)
Old Datca with beautiful old stone houses. Get more info.
There are the remains of some ceramic manufactures between Old Datca
and Hizirsah village thought to have been worked during the 4th
Kizlan and its windmills, which have become a symbol for Datca, is
Daily trips to unbelievable coves and beaches.
Bodrum, known in ancient times as Halicarnassus, is today a
cosmopolitan city. With its lively, friendly and Bohemian atmosphere
Bodrum is the "Heart of Turkish nightlife".
is one of the ritziest, glitziest, liveliest places in Turkey with
discos, bars, pubs and clubs. There are many good buys in Marmaris's
boutiques, colourful bazaars and markets. Regular bus services from
Datca are available.
Turgut-Orhaniye with the waterfalls is worth seeing.
An area at the entrance to Bozburun cove, where there are some
remains, believed to be those of old churches. It has also been
declared a protected site.
An old settlement near Orhaniye which has been declared a "first
degree" archaelogical protected site.
To the south of Turunç ( Marmaris), where there are ruins of an
DALYAN / COUNUS
Visit the ancient site of Caunos, magnificent Lycian rock tombs and
the famous Dalyan beach ("Turtles Beach") or wallow in the mud baths
Daily trip from Datca is available.
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