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Datca welcomes a great number of tourists from around the world for its abundant nature and historic heritage. There are many places to sightsee in Datça where you can spend a convenient vacation thanks to the oxygen-laden air and the fresh and windy weather in summer.


Renowned for its ancient sites that survived from the ancient times, Knidos has taken its place in history as a civilization that is well advanced in science, art and architecture. The second largest medical school of the period was founded in this ancient city. The walls of the city, once surrounding the city from one end to the other, literally served as borders.


The Temple of Aphrodite is the most important and beautiful spot of the ancient site where trade ports, two large theaters, houses and many more monuments were located. The terrific statue of Aphrodite, a part of which is missing, is situated at the center of the temple.


Located in Burgaz the first settlement of Knidos, the ancient city of Sarı Liman is the site of the Apollo Temple where one of the most important races namely, the Apollon races took place. The excavations carried out over the years have revealed that a variety of churches and temples had been built in the area.


The colorful mosaics of the churches established by the successive civilizations are still observable in the present day. The artifacts excavated on site are now displayed in a museum nearby.


You will certainly enjoy sunbathing at the beautiful beaches while observing the infinite sea displaying all shades of blue. While Kızlan village, among the windiest areas of the region, showcases spectacular views of the windmills located there, the sight of the 7 km long coast of Gebekum will make you want to take off your shoes and walk in the sand.  


There are about 52 bays in Datca waiting to be visited and explored. Kargı bay, Domuzbükü, Palamutbükü, Kızılbükü and Hayitbükü are among the best known deep blue bays with crystal clear waters. In addition, Datça has many blue flag beaches where you can relax and just enjoy the sun and the sea.


Provided with well-equipped boats, Datça offers the most entertaining and comprehensive boat tours of the region.


Gebekum and Periliköşk, on the other hand, are ideal locations for water sports. The windiest area of the region, Datça is the center of sports such as sailing and surfing.


The area is also a perfect spot for diving enthusiasts who want to discover the rich diversity of the underwater of the region. 


Datça is also the hometown of Turkey’s most delicious almonds. Wouldn’t you like to discover this magnificent resort of the Aegean region?


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