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. Plan to visit Knidos and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Datca attractions using our Datca trip itinerary app .
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  • The most extreme part of the datca peninsula, at the junction of the Aegean and the Mediterranean, it is a distinct pleasure in our trip. After all, most filled with a long gezideyiz. Most of the ships from the Mediterranean to the Black Sea today, Knidos happened to drive past. When I think about the terms of that day (mid-4th century Bc) the importance of moving ships sail to Cnidus better understood. It's important to relax, meet and trade needs a central location, a port of refuge in bad weather. Aphrodite of Knidos was erected by Eudoksos in the areas of mathematics, astronomy and physics here of studies is known to do. Era is the most famous Observatory is also in Knidos, was erected by Eudoksos examined the stars from here of sources. A sundial showing the time and season in Knidos. reputation reputation again added of Knidos "Knidos wine". From the Eastern Mediterranean to the Black Sea, went to Athens as Knidos wine. To date, is the seal of Knidos in alternative formats on a wide variety of Kidos amphora. The first was established on the island, called Krio Knidos then filled the Middle Container has been making two port peninsula Krio. North port (Ege denizi) have been used for military purposes, while the Southern Port on the left side, which is larger for trade. Today's the big yachts and leisure boats can anchor in the Harbor, small port is just a few fishing boat had a full balçıkla. An ancient city spread over quite a wide range of Knidos. So far has faced many talihsizlikle: historical monuments have suffered here often smugglers (Corporation's still fugitive excavations), restoration and misfortunes continue still today restoration and excavation, restoration taken to the works here are being debated the marbles used (Lion of Knidos "in the British Museum" in England and "Demeteri" sculpture of Knidos, Marmaris and Bodrum Müzelerindeki artifacts) trying to be brought back. If the misfortunes, abductions end, studies runs out it's going to be a bigger town from the ancient city of Ephesus Knidos. The Ministry of culture and tourism at the site entry fee $10. The Museum card is valid. At the entrance, toilet and if you visit during the summer months there are beautiful bays to swim in Knidos. At the entrance of Knidos "ladder Harbour Street" after starting a climb towards the terrace. Doric Temple, the Temple of Apollo and the top round Temple (Temple of Aphrodite). Statue of Aphrodite Cnidus, have passed thousands of years still remains a mystery, and we realized that this place numerous times. Painter, poets have inspired, he also started a tourism movement in ages and it conditions people to come to the remote city of Knidos on occasion. Excavations in the front and rear faces of the coins the portrait of Aphrodite. In addition, the Dionysos Temple and Stoa, Homes, Odeon, Demeter sacred area, the necropolis can be found at the site. Remain in great Harbor breakwater the Sea still can be seen (here we went to the sea). Little Theatre, Grand Theatre, are still important building of Knidos cascading Street.
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  • The city was known by its Hellenistic medical school (Aphrodite of Cnidus) [2] [3] (who mistakenly dated back in the 19th century in the time of Hippocrates [4]) and a sanctuary of Aphrodite with the statue of Aphrodite of Praxiteles. At or in the city of Cnidus the trio Pion, the Doric Federal sanctuary was located.
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  • Knidos is about 30 km from Datca. The road is narrow and winding going through the mountains. But it is worth the drive. It was VERY windy. We walked to the lighthouse. It is about an hour walk with m...  more »
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  • Another neglected archaeological site in Turkey. During Ottoman times, marbles and columns from here were relocated to some major buildings in Istanbul and Egypt. Later, western travelers carried values stone by stone to their countries. Currently, you actually need some archaeological and architectural background in order to imagine or do the reconstruction in your mind. The only standing structure is the theater. Main streets and shops are also relatively well preserved. Limited instructions and no information... Do your research and be prepared before you visit.
  • Great place to wander around and imagine the great city of ancient times. Sure requires better presentation of reminants and only a small part is open to visit. Words not needed or begin to describe the beauty of the nature... Don't miss this place if you're around.
  • 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...

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