Located on the Datca peninsula, Knidos pays tribute to the ruins of a once-great Greek city with views of the natural harbor below. See the remains of the city's original port area, which led to its rise as a large trading hub because of its location perched on a hilltop above the sea. View the excavated double amphitheater, as well as the temples of Dionysus, Muses, and Aphrodite. You can reach these ruins by boat from Datca, or by car via a winding mountain road that is a trip in and of itself. Keep in mind that these ruins are less marked than other sites, so do your research beforehand to know what's represented here. Plan to visit Knidos and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Datca attractions using our Datca trip itinerary app .
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  • Everyone raved about going to Knidos. So we drive an hour from Datca. It was beautiful, yes. But it was very small, the ruins were unimpressive. The beach small and not really set up for beach goers. ...  more »
  • Knidos ancient city for thousands of years, is still seriously. Location is just great. We also have a wonderful Bay, swim, a wonderful spot to eat. I think the heart of Datca. In addition, extreme real go to the lighthouse, where the merger of Mediterranean and Aegean greatest catch
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  • you're looking at the right you're looking at kos, nisiros left more to the left, as well as the islands of tilos ... are you watching at the head of the ancient city and the lighthouse along with a very special place when it gets dark about road transport alone are narrow because there is no need to pay attention
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  • Superb ruins of a major ancient city which started over 3000 years ago. Not easy to access but the road is OK. Otherwise you'll come in by boat. It's fame came about because it had a medical school, and the first statue of a naked woman: Aphrodite. Absolutely recommended.
  • Very peaceful people there. Beautiful landscapes of old Greece culture and Turkey infrastructure. This mix is perfect!
  • Amazing historical place in a wonderful location. Travel over land or by boat. Crystal clear water in a pool like bay...
  • An easy drive to get to. The views are wonderful. Great history.
  • The scenery around is very nice. However, traveling all the way here to see the ruins is not quite worth your time.

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