The beauty of Datca Road rests in its unspoilt nature. This small peninsula that is just 75kms from the Marmaris resort will feel worlds away from everywhere else you have been, transporting you to somewhere so historic and removed from the rush of time. A curving thread of walkway through a mass of exotic aqua blue seas, Datca road has remained relatively undeveloped due to the difficulty in accessing it by road. Don’t be fooled though, this tiny secluded place is still a host to many exciting treats.
Datca is a charming village made up of white washed buildings and embellished in exotic, bright bougainvillea. For those that want to pick up a few trinkets to take back home, there are plenty of shops in this area. After a long day of strolling in the sunshine and hunting through souvenirs you may find yourself craving some refreshments. For this Datca can tend to your needs with its bars and delicious restaurants, that serve mostly fish and traditional Turkish cuisine. The sights of this wonderful place will never be a bore to the eyes with plenty of white sandy beaches nearby, including the bays of Aktur and Kargi.
As mentioned before, this is a part of Turkey that has maintained its humble historical atmosphere. If you want to delve further into this then there are the ruins of the ancient Carian City of Knidos, which stands at the end of the Dalaman Peninsula, some 38 kms away. This city is also most famed for its temple of Aphrodite, the remains of which can still be seen today. This was an important centre of art and culture in the 4th century BC and exists today as a unique piece of the countries culture.
Datca is also a gateway to many more exciting places that you could visit, with a regular ferry service to Bodrum as well as to the Greek island of Simi. If what you want is an authentic Turkish experience though, it doesn’t get much better than a visit to Datca!
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