history and nature
within walking distance.
you can go
without the need
for any tools.
the center of
on the beach,
you can watch
swimming, listening to
for you to relax
Surrounded by the sea
on three sides,
the Mediterranean and
a corner of paradise.
untouched coves and
wants to have a
which he described as
half of the
looking at the
which is one of
settlements on the
beauty of the
the immediate vicinity of
ancient city of
they can not
kilometers away from the
thousand people, 20
thousand people and
great theater, the
a variety of.
is one of
you will find
that you can
bays, you can
This bay is only 3
kms away from the town center. You can
reach Kargı by bus or by your own car. Even
though it is near to town center, Kargı is
never too crowded. Kargı Bay is very good
; During the 4th century B.C.,
Knidos had moved to Tekir Cape for trade
reasons. The city was planned by Hippodamus
plan in which they built sanctuaries, holy
grounds, theatres and glorious buildings.
Lots of scientists and artists had been
raised in Knidos. The second biggest and the
most important medical school of the history
had been built in Knidos. The most famous
Knidos, the Goddess of beauty and
love, was made here. Since then, many
travelers come from far lands to Knidos,
just to see the statue of Aphrodite.
When you turn left from Knidos way; you will
go 3 kms more among the pines and then if
you go 2 kms more, you will reach Kızıl Bük
bay directly. Favorite bays like Hayıt Bükü
and Ova Bükü located in Mesudiye coast.
Mesudiye's soil is perfect for farming and
the local people raise fragrant tomatoes
If you happen to pass through Datça, you
should definitely see the Old Datça. Dont
let the word Old mislead you. Amongst
Datças three districts, the most organized
and favorite places of late years are here.
It is one of the first settlement places and
there are lots of antic ruins in this are.
Now these ruins are being rebuilt and sold
for high prices by their owners. Datça
houses are made of two floors. They are
built by best stone crafters and flowered by
city management. Walking down the narrow
streets, you can enjoy the old architecture
of the houses which has remained intact.
Walking around there will give you the idea
that you are going back in time by centuries!
Our famous writer, Can Yücel stayed in Old
Datca during his last years. Tourism firms
run special tours, to his house called Can
House. You should definitely see this place
in where his latest poems and writings are
preserved. During archeological excavations,
they found ceramic workshops which belong to
4th century B.C. If you go 2 kms
directly from harbor neighborhood, you will
reach Old Datca. Datca's name is coming from
'stadia'. Datca's architectural structure is
same as local structure. All buildings and
all roads are made of stones. Old Datca's
citizens, try to protect and develop Old
Datca's natural beauty.
; In Kızlan region, when
you pass through Marmaris to Datca youll
see a little bit ruined little windmills.
One of the Datca lovers bought on of these
windmills and restored it. We hope that the
others windmills will be restored as well in
the future. To protect Datças natural
beauty and make it more beautiful, an
environment plan is running. Artificial
lakes and ponds have been built due to these
plans in the last years.
; Peninsula's oldest center and most crowded
village. Mehmet Ali Aga Pensions
restoration has just been completed. Don't
miss the opportunity to see the exhibition
of mini sculptures of local sculptors.