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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  • Deciding to visit Knidos, did not expect that place turns out to be so interesting and picturesque. Once seemed insufficient and we, during the vacation went here for the second time. Be sure to take a swimsuit, hat, comfortable shoes, Sun, water. The territory is big. Species from which breathtaking! After Knidos advise to go to the town of Datca, there's a very interesting, sandy beach, even on Turkey does not seem to be)) Blue flag. To the depths of very long to go, clean water, fine sand-a paradise for kids, and adults too.
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  • On the Datca Peninsula, Knidos ancient ruins are a sight to behold...information boards..not for the hard of walking or children as there are uphill trails. You can soak up the atmosphere..the restaur...  more »
  • The heritage of our attractions this magnificent place the junction point Of the Mediterranean and Aegean. Exceptional views ...
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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.
  • Amazing historical place in a wonderful location. Travel over land or by boat. Crystal clear water in a pool like bay...
  • Very peaceful people there. Beautiful landscapes of old Greece culture and Turkey infrastructure. This mix is perfect!
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