Datca Guide

Datça:
Jutting out into the Aegean Sea like an extended index finger pointing at the Greek island of Kos, the long, rugged Datca Peninsula boasts some of the most unspoilt scenery along Turkey's southwest coast, and the charming little town that has given the peninsula its name offers the perfect conditions for guests seeking beautiful landscapes, good swimming beaches and a generous dose of local character. Datca stands on the southern shore of the peninsula, gazing back across the sea to the equally mountainous Loryma Peninsula, and to the Greek island of Simi. 

Those simply seeking a relaxing seaside break will find that Datca is just large enough to be self-contained, yet small enough to retain a pleasantly laid-back pace. The harbour attracts its fair share of visiting gulets and yachts, so naturally there is a decent choice of pavement cafés and restaurants as well as a handful of low-key music bars for those who like to like to let the evenings linger a little longer. During the day, the main lure are the town's two beaches; Kumluk to the east and Taslik to the west, which are a mixture of coarse sand and pebbles. Just in from the western bay there is also a shallow lake fed by warm mineral springs – an appealing option for a swim especially in early season when the sea is still warming up. 

Famed for its almonds and its honey, the countryside around Datca offers access to some excellent walking terrain, with nearby mountainsides covered in pine forests, oak, carob and citrus trees. Approximately 2 km from modern Datca, the crumbling village of Eskidatca ("Old Datca") is definitely worth a visit, with its romantic maze of cobbled alleyways. A little further afield, there are a number of hidden coves which can be explored by car or on boat trips, whilst ferries and hydrofoils link the nearby harbour of Kormen Limani on the north shore of the peninsula with the lively and cosmopolitan town of Bodrum across the majestic Gulf of Gokova. 

The peninsula's most famous site stands right at its western tip, and is best visited by boat, as the road leading here is partially unsurfaced. Ancient Knidos was one of the most advanced and prosperous cities in Dorian times, although today the site's dramatic setting is arguably more impressive than the extent of the actual excavations. Sadly, the city's chief attraction, a large marble statue of the goddess of love, Aphrodite, was destroyed by Byzantine Christians, who objected to the cult following inspired by the statue's overtly erotic nature. 

Heading back in the opposite direction, at the head of the bay that is enclosed by the Datca and Loryma peninsulas, the sleepy seaside village of Orhaniye has its own legend: the long, submerged sandbank out in the bay, known as "Maiden's Sand" is said to have been created by a local girl trying to escape either pirate attack or an arranged marriage, depending on which version you believe. Unfortunataly, she ran out of sand halfway across the bay and chose to drown herself rather than to surrender. Today, Orhaniye's natural setting and restful atmosphere make it a place to escape to, rather than escape from.

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Casa di DATÇA

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Kaya Guest House

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Villa Asina Hotel

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Sea View Hotel at Datça Peninsula
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Gocakapı Houses

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Hayıtbükü Ahşap Evleri

4.3 · Great · 6 reviews
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Konak Tuncel Efe

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Mandalya Hotel, Kargı Bay

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Lüks Otel, Deniz Kenarı, Yetişkin Oteli
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Luxury Small Hotel in Datca Turkey
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Ova Small Hotel

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Özdemir Otel, Ovabükü

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A family hotel by the seaside in Ovabükü.
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Venüs Hotel

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Casa Elia in Karaincir

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Dirik Surf Club Hotel

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Frequently Asked Questions

Which hotels in Datça are best for couples?
Villa Aşina, Doris Hotel çiftlere uygun atmosfere sahip otellerimizden.
Which hotels in Datca have exceptionally beautiful views?
Fuda Hotel; manzarası ile gizli ve güçlü bir heyecan uyandırıyor.
Which hotels in Datça are best for families?
Hayıtbükü Ahşap Evleri, Doris Hotel, Datça Suites ailelerin rahatlıkla konaklayabileceği konforu sunuyor.
What are the average hotel prices in Datca?
Otel fiyatları için müesseseleri arayabilirsiniz.
What are the best hotels to stay in Datca?
Kaya Guest House, Savana Hotel, Datça Suites, Villa Aşina müthiş bir çekiciliğe sahip.
Which hotels in Datca have good breakfasts?
Villa Aşina, Otel Mavi Beyaz, Casa Elia kahvaltıda eşsiz güzel gurme lezzetler sunuyor!
What are the best hotels close to the airport in Datça?
Dalaman Havalimanı ile Datça'nın arası 165 km.
Which hotels are close to the center in Datça?
Datça Suites ve Fida Hotel merkezde yer alıyor.
What are the best beachfront hotels in Datça?
Doris Hotel, Hotel Mavi Beyaz deniz-kum-güneş üçlüsünden ödün vermeyenlere yönelik bir yer. İnsanın yüreğini okşayan dinginlik ile sizi sükunete davet ediyor.
Which hotels with fireplaces in Datça?
Kaya Guest House'da şöminenin keyfini çıkarabilirsiniz.
What are the villa rental and chalet options in the Datça region?
Sayfamızda önerilerimize göz atabilirsiniz.
Which hotels in Datca are romantic?
Villa Aşina; doğanın içinden gelen romantizmi sunuyor.
Which are the adult hotels in Datça?
Sayfamızda refere ettiğimiz otellerimiz yetişkinlere yönelik. Hem görüntüsel hem işitsel ahenk yakalamış niş yerlerden.