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Datca is Turkey's less known but beautiful peninsula, located in Mugla province. In Datca you will find peaceful beaches, old villages, and plenty of undisturbed nature.


According to the ancient geographer Strabo, Datca is a place where God will send his most beloved servant so as to ensure a long life for him.

Datca Peninsula forms the boundary between the Gokova Bay and the Mediterranean. One part of this peninsula extends towards the Mediterranean, the other part towards the Aegean. Knidos, as this peninsula was once known, is a veritable spring of oxygen.

Why you should live in the remote port town of Datca;

You can visit the bays where nature and sea meet and swim in the turquoise waters. Watch the sunset in Datca, from the top of hills to the heart of bays and sea. Wander through the lovely streets of old Datca, buy beautiful gifts from the shops, remember the poet Can Yucel. Lie on the seaside or hillsides, watch the stars, make wishes and fall asleep on the spot. Taste the cinnamon breads, honey, almonds, marzipan, wines and olive oils. Visit Marmaris, Bodrum, Akyaka and other beautiful towns of Muğla. Visit Greek islands, such as Symi, Rhodes, Kos.


Old Datca Streets and Traditional Stone Houses

Knidos Ancient City

Coves (Kargi, Domuzcukuru, Hayitbuku, Ovabuku, Kurubuk, Palamutbuku, Kizilbuk, Balikasiran, Akvaryum)

Aktur Holiday Village & Camping & Beach

Karaincir Holiday Village Beach

Perili Bay and Gebekum Beach

Apollon Sanctuary (Emecik Archaic Temple)

Healing Lake of Ilica, Kizlan Village Windmills

Burgaz Ruins and Old Knidos

Resadiye Mosque, Cumali Cesmekoy Mosque

Outdoor Activities (Windsurfing, Diving, Trekking, Sailing, Blue Voyage)

Rich Underwater Treasures

Datca Vineyards and Wines, Olive Farms and Olive Oils

Datca Harbour, Kormen Yacht Marina

Traditional Datca Cuisine,

Local Markets and Products

Republic Square, Amphitheatre, Art Street and Festivals

Almond Blossom Festival

Knidos Art and Culture Academy

Can Yucel (Modern Turkish Poet)

Hizirsah (Valley, Hacetevi Hill, Mosque, Church, Silk Weaving Workshop)

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