Datca Guide (2023 Top Things to Do, Places to See & Stay Advice)

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    Datca is a quiet fishing town located 75 kilometers on the southwest of Marmaris where the Aegean and the Mediterranean Sea meets. The Datca Peninsula offers a natural boundary between the Aegean Sea, the Gokova Gulf on the north and the Mediterranean Sea, the Hisaronu Gulf on the south.

    How it is like?

    Datca is surrounded on three sides by the sea. The heaven nature, the barren coves and the very clean sea are the valuables of the town. There are 52 wonderful coves around the peninsula.

    Marmaris-Datca Road is really fascinating with its heaven nature and the environment. While you drive, on one side you will see the Gokova Gulf, and on the other side you will see the Hisaronu Gulf.

    Datca is famous with its products of fish, organic vegetables, honey and almond. Datca also has a nice underwater environment that is very attractive for the divers.

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    Things to Do & See

    In Datca you may experience a quiet and calm holiday. As you travel out of Datca, you will find unspoilt bays and golden sandy beaches. The beaches around worth swimming. Don’t forget to visit the Kargi Cove.

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    You may take a trip to nearby villages and make trekking as well. The district of Resadiye three kilometers by the central Datca worth seeing. You will see the Turkish stone houses there.

    It is better to spend your one day with a trip to Datca and Knidos from Marmaris. The environment will fascinate you for sure.

    As Datca is a very famous fishing town, don’t forget to taste the special cuisine at the quality of restaurants.

    The ancient city of Knidos is worth seeing. It is located 35 kilometers on the west of Datca.


    Beaches around

    The beaches that are close to the central Datca are the Taslik, Kumluk and Azganli Beaches. It is possible to swim anywhere in a 15 kilometers of coastline heading to Marmaris. Some of the beaches are blue flagged.

    Villages and Places to See around


    Gebekum, located four kilometers from Datca, is famous with its seven kilometers of clean sandy beach. The movement of the sands makes the beach become wider each year. The name of the place comes from this natural activity. The shallow waters allow a pass to the islands nearby the beach by walking.

    Kizlan Village

    The Kizlan Village, located eight kilometers from Datca, is famous with the windmills. Kizlan Village is the most windy area of the peninsula. It is worth seeing the windmills.

    Kargi Cove

    The Kargi Cove, located three kilometers from Datca, is a must see place with a beautiful environment and crystal clear sea. There are some restaurants and a pension at the shore. There are public buses from central Datca.

    Domuz (Pig) Cove

    The Domuz (Pig) Cove is a very quiet and calm place. Very suitable for the ones who like a quite holiday. There is a facility of bungalows in the region. The environment is also suitable for hiking. There are some interesting rocky formations and caves around the cove. The sea is clean and panorama with the Greek Island across the sea is wonderful.

    How to Get there?


    Datca is situated on the 75 kilometers southwest of Marmaris. You may find buses from Marmaris. Also during summer months, there are ferries operating from Bodrum to Datca.

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