Knidos guide (the ancient City, What to See & Expect, How to Get?)

Knidos is located on Tekirburnu, 35 kilometers away from Datca, 110 kilometers from central Marmaris and on the farthest west side of Datca peninsula. Although it is some far away from central Marmaris, Knidos takes good number of daily visits each year.


What to See & Expect?

Knidos is one of the best promenade area of the region where the Aegean Sea and the Mediterranean Sea meet. Knidos has a artificial formation of in and out harbors. The ancient city spread by a four kilometers of city walls.

Knidos has two theatres with the capacity of 20.000 and 5.000 people. The sea is clean and the panorama is outstanding in the region. Knidos was the most important port city of Caria. Hellenistic, Roman and Byzantium traces can be seen in the region.

Knidos was built partly on the mainland and partly on the Island of Triopion. Hippadomas is a well planned city with right angel intersecting roads.

The historian Strabo describes Knidos as the city that was built for the most beautiful goddess, Aphrodite, on the most beautiful region of the peninsula.


The walls on the outskirts of the mountain forms a natural defense shield surrounding the Acropolis. The Odeon, the small theatre, the big theatre, the Korint temple and the lion statues are the remaining remnants in the region.

There is an outstanding panorama on the hill. From one side you see the Aegean Sea, on the side you see the Mediterranean Sea. Beaches in the area is also worth swimming.

There is a restaurant in Knidos which is serving for yachts and gulets during summer times.

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How to Get there?

Knidos is situated about 110 km. from central Marmaris. There is no public transport to Knidos from Marmaris.

You should rent a car and take a day trip to Knidos. Before you arrive the Datca junction on the Marmaris-Datca road, you will the sign of Knidos. It is located on the far end of the peninsula.


There are taxi boats and midi buses from Datca as well.

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