Datca guide for lifestyle, entertainment and attractions

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Datca Main Attractions

Datca nightlife

When the sun goes down, the promenade along the beach fills up with people. Datca boasts lively, cosmopolitan bars and restaurants selling the day's catch. The atmosphere is relaxed and children are welcome. ... read more

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Datca markets

Every Saturday there's a local market selling produce and all sorts of bargains. It's a good way to get to know the area and the locals. Come along and try to haggle your way to a deal. ... read more

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Cruising in Datca

Explore the Datca coastline on a cruise. Snorkel your way round the coves and bays, and watch the blue water sparkling. Most cruises include lunch. ... read more

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Shopping in Datca

On Datca's main street you can find whatever you need: banks, a post office, chemists, a medical centre, dentists, supermarkets, tourist shops, and carpet shops that sell rugs at cheaper prices than bigger resorts. ... read more

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Datca's windmills

Kizlan windmills have come to symbolise this small village. Still operational, you can visit the windmills and see how they work. ... read more

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Datca ceramics

Between Old Datca and Hizirsah village you'll find the remains of several ceramic manufacturers, believed to have been worked during the 4th century BC. ... read more

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Old Datca

Old Datca, also known as Dadya or Eski Datca, boasts classic examples of old stone holiday homes and permanent homes of European expats and Turkish residents alike. Old Datca is four kilometres from Datca town centre with regular public transport ava ... read more

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Datca's Seljuk mosque

The Seljuk mosque of Hizirsah village, which has been tastefully restored, is a classic example of Seljuk architecture that can be seen throughout the Aegean and Mediterranean. ... read more

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Ancient Cnidus

The new Cnidos (pronounced 'nye-dos') can be found twenty-nine kilometres from Datca town. Ancient Cnidus was founded by settlers from Argos in 700 BC, where Datca town sits today. The ancient town was moved to its current location in 360 BC. By ere ... read more

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Datca's beaches and hot water pools

Datca has three small beaches, right on the edge of town: Kumluk, Hastanealti and Taslik. Taslik especially is popular - it has a natural hot pool, in a natural Mediterranean setting. Water trickles in from the mountains at a steady forty degrees, an ... read more

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Turkish Riviera, aka the Turquoise Coast

The Turkish Riviera, also known as the Turquoise Coast, covers south west Turkey, stretching from east of Alanya in the Mediterranean coast of Turkey to Cesme in the Aegean coast of Turkey, to the north of the well known tourist resort of Bodrum. Tur ... read more

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