History

Datca in 50's
Antique City Knidos was one of the most important trade and cultural center famous for its pottery and wine. Some archaeological researches shows that the history of the Datça peninsula started with the Mycaneans but now is accepted that the history of Datca Peninsula started with the Doric.

Nature

Nature

Datca peninsula of 450 sq.km in area at the southwest Anatolia , is cosidered as one of the top location for high oxygen in its air with nearly zero humidity. Thanks to microclimate flora is particularly rich , almond , olive and pine trees are all over the peninsula.This Peninsula is a perfect spot for people having asthma, hypertension and Coronar problems.

Flora & Fauna

Flora & Fauna
Datça Peninsula with its unspoiled nature, rich flora and colorful sea is one of the most desirable destination in Mediterranean Area. All the coastline is full of bays, both large and small, of unbelievible beauty. The water of these bays is clear and transparent, colors moving from green to blue, depending on the hour of the day.

 

 


Knidos

Knidos

Knidos is an ancient settlement located in Datca peninsula. It was an ancient Greek city of Caria, part of the Dorian Hexapolis. It is situated on the Datça peninsula, which forms the southern side of the Sinus Ceramicus, now known as Gulf of Gökova. By the fourth century BC, Knidos was located at the site of modern Tekir, opposite Triopion Island. But earlier, it was probably at the site of modern Datça (at the half-way point of the peninsula).

During the Byzantine period there must still have been a considerable population: for the ruins contain a large number of buildings belonging to the Byzantine style, and Christian sepulchres are common in the neighbourhood.

 

 


Old Datca

Old Datca

Approximately 4 kms from Datca lies Old Datca or as locally called "Eski Datça". This was the traditional center of Datca. If you move around this place you would believe that you have traveled back in time and can see architecture which is centuries old.


Resadiye

Resadiye

Both the town and the peninsula were called Resadiye for a brief period in the beginning of the 20th century, in honor of the penultimate Ottoman Sultan Mehmed V Resad.

Reşadiye quarter was the original administrative core was located when the town was renamed Datça and turned into a district center in 1928, before it was moved to İskele quarter


Palamut Buku

Palamut Buku

Further away in the direction of Knidos, another village called Palamut Bükü where a little pier allows boats to moore. Palamut bükü is a Turkish holiday village with a long beach. In the former time, wine production was the main activity in this area.The best Almond of the world is grown in this little village.