Datça is one of the most famous tourist areas of Muğla. The town, which is one of the smallest coins in the Datça Peninsula, is known for its blue sea, unspoiled nature and Knidos Ancient City. Datça Dor, which dates back to 4000 years ago, carries traces of Persia, Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman Empires. Second in the world in terms of oxygen, one of Turkey’s richest region attracts attention with its 235 kilometers of coastline in the waist.
In Datça, where 300 days of sunshine per year, there are 52 beautiful beaches and many blue-flagged beaches. These villages and beaches are frequently visited by the blue voyage boats. With its unique nature and magnificent village, the resort is a great alternative for those who want to escape from the crowd and make a holiday with nature.
Places to Visit in Datça
1. Old Datca
Old Datça is a neighborhood in the Datça province. The neighborhood, which has a population of 583 people, is the only settlement in the Datça Peninsula that can be reached from the Ancient Ages until the day. There are traces belonging to different civilizations in the area extending to the 11th century BC. Old Datça, with stone houses, cobblestone streets and bougainvillas with fancy streets, is one of the most seen places of the province.
2. Can Yücel House
Can Yücel House is located on Can Yücel Street on Old Datca’s Bazaar Caddesi. In this house where the famous poet and writer Can Yücel spent a part of his life, the author has personal items and books. Today, the house, which is closed in the open, is only opened every year at the commemoration ceremony for Can Yücel on August 12th.
3. Knidos Ancient City
Knidos Ancient City, one of Datça‘s most impressive spots, is located on the Dalacak Burnu in the Datça district center. Founded by Dorlar, who came to the region through Thracia in 1000 BC, the city is known for its history in science, architecture and art. The city is surrounded by 4 km of city walls, where the famous astronomers and mathematicians Eudoksus, doctor Euryphon, the famous painter Polygnotos and the architect Sostratos of Alexandria Lighthouse, considered one of the seven wonders of the world.
Knidos Ancient City which has Aphrodite Temple, Apollo Temple and Corinthian Temple is composed of 2 theaters with inner and outer port and 20.000 to 5,000 capacity. Excavation work is still continuing today in the ancient city where the first excavations were conducted by Charles Newton from 1856 to 1858. The excavated finds are exhibited in the small museum at the ruins.
4. Kızlan Village
Kızlan Village, which is the most windy place of the Datça Peninsula, is 8 km away from Datça. Olive and olive oil products and other vegetables and fruits are grown in Kızlan, the most developed village of the province. Famous windmills of the peninsula can also be seen in the village, which is often used as a crossing point by outdoor sports enthusiasts.
Famous for its 7 km long sandy beach, Gebekum is one of Datça‘s most unique places. The dunes, which are about 10 km from the town center, consist of sedimentary fossil materials of the Mediterranean that date from the third and fourth geological times. Gebekum, which has pebbly river sediments in it, is also home to its own distinctive bitter species. Sand dune, one of the natural beauties of our country to be protected, is especially preferred by surfers as it is located in a very windy area.
6. Kargı Bay
Located 3 km from the city center, Kargı Bay is one of the magnificent villages of Datça. Surrounded by mountains, the bay is preferred for its quietness and calmness beside the blue sea. The Kargı Bay, which is a very ideal place for both sea tourism and nature walks, is provided by city buses.
The piglet is one of Datça‘s only accessible seas. There is a cave and interesting rock formations that can be reached by walking around the twist, about 1 hour away from the center of Datça by boat. There is also a small accommodation facility consisting of bungalows in Domuzukku, with its large beach covered with sand and gravel.
Palamutbükü, 25 km from Datça center, is one of the places frequented by blue cruise boats. Surrounded by trees, it is one of the most popular villagers in Datça, which is famous for its long sandy beaches. Palamutbükü village houses, small pensions and fishing boats that you can swim in the sand on a 2 km long sand and pebble beach offer spectacular views.
Old stone houses, cobbled streets, unique koyll and beaches and other natural beauties are waiting to be discovered for those who want to embrace nature in nature!