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Knidos, Datca

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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. Make Knidos a part of your Datca vacation plans using our Datca family vacation planner.
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  • From the secret heavens of turkish. Every color of blue at sea brillant. There is a historical city of centuries. Everyone should see.  more »
  • Already the trip offers a breathtaking landscape between mountains and sea, olive and almond groves, passing to Knidos. The ride on the road is more difficult the narrow street until the last 8 km due to, there's no petrol station between Datca and Knidos. The ancient city is a must for any traveler interested in culture, but you must pick a cloudy day or a cool day in the autumn or spring. The heat is hard to bear, especially since there's no tree and the city extends for kilometres on a slope. Not everywhere fight the refreshing coastal wind (headgear not forgetting, much water and walking shoes!). Not to be missed: the Aphrodite's - and the Temple of Apollo, the Sundial on the top of the Hill beside the Corinthian Temple and of course the ancient theatre at the bottom of the two ancient ports. Knidos impressed even those visitors who think nothing of archaeology and ancient history: the situation is unique, the two ports impressive, views of the sea to Kos terrific. Please note: there is a café and an overpriced restaurant in that everyone in the absence of something better comes - all sailing ship crew here are turning up, the prices are exaggerated and not very tasty - in Datça to eat fresh fish better and less expensive. The toilets are clean and accessible to everyone. Also, the bookstore was always closed - so no plan of the ancient city in September here to get, no postcards, no book! From child's are in the archaeological museum in Marmaris - equally worth a visit - as well as postcards, books, maps of child. A great deficiency, if you stand in the child and has no city plan! Some beaches are accessible from the street – Palamutbuku is the most beautiful. Even in Cnidus there is a small beach with crystal clear water, however macadam. Unfortunately, the buses from data are reduced to Knidos in September - we rented a car, which means it is independent and can stop on the way.
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  • the ancient town and really don't understand, frankly, but it is already a natural wonder is the way its fullest should definitely come here. more knidosa starts the way legend after the narrow roads palamut bükü, your left side every season in full sea and unique landscapes, its path z at the end of the spectacular goats and get along with the lighthouse knidos. especially if anchored at the harbor-sailing, you can't eat the taste really. (by the way, also the historical value baklımından ediyomuş those who said so)
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  • If you like ancient ruins this place is very interesting. The big 2200 year old theatre by the sea and the scenic views of the bays from the terraces are worth the visit. The most down terrace doesn't look very appealing. You have to go up the beautiful terraces to see the ancient ruins hidden between bushes. The terraces can be a bit dangerous, you have to be a bit careful as some excavations are not marked or closed. The access to some places requires going up very steep hills. Also the entrance can only be paid by cash and the closest ATM is far away.
  • Amazing place, you never know what you will find, there is stuff everywhere!
  • Beautiful landscape. Historical city nestled in a perfect bay. The point where the Aegean and the Mediterranean sea meet.
  • I would say there is no reason to go into the museum part, but they will not give you a chance to miss it:-) You have to pay admission even when you would like to see just lighthouse. But I would recommend you to pay it, because lighthouse is worth it. However it is really windy place, you need a scarf even during summer, otherwise your neck would complain.
  • This place has a unique energy & atmosphere to it, situated at the edge of exactly where the Mediterranean sea meets the Aegean sea, it's not difficult to understand & imagine why one of the most sophisticated cultures grew & dedicated themselves to art and philosophy in this area.