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Address: Datca, Turkey
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stunning archeological site..!!

Impressive cultural landscape and a wonderful ancient city where the Aegean and the Mediterranean meet. Not to be missed.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Istanbul, Turkey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Impressive cultural landscape and a wonderful ancient city where the Aegean and the Mediterranean meet. Not to be missed.

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Istanbul, Turkey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

There are ruins of the Knidos city. A theater and some other structures. There are 2 coves, in one of them, boats of the local fishermen's reside. And in the second one, there is a pier with portable extension (ponton). During the day, there is not so many boats or people around. But in the afternoon and before the sun... More 

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fethiye
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

The journey was a pleasant drive through hills and fields. The views at Knidos were very enjoyable. Unless, you are archaeologically inclined then the site itself may be a little disappointing. The local bus timetable allows for an hour or so amongst the ruins and a leisurely beer.

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Grimsby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

This is not an easy place to get to especially at the end of the summer season. The owner of our hotel kindly drove us there, we were not disappointed. The ruins covered a large area and your need one to two hours to visit the site, wear some sensible shoes if visiting.

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Hampshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

We sailed into the bay not realising that the rock structures in front of us were in fact the ruins. The site just goes on and on with no real appreciation of size or complexity and the map doesn't help much either so it is difficult to comprehend what you are looking at. Fortunately we had done some reading and... More 

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Cheshire, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

Its an open useum,an old settlement by the water,built by dorians approached from the sea.Still there are a cities underground needs to be excavated

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

This is a hidden treasure, sprawling remains left over the hillsides of Knidos. After excavation, years of neglect, left to nature, only more recently excavations goes on. It's a lovely place to immerse yourself. There are wild goats and tortoises to find. There's not too much in the way of descriptions but look online or in guidebooks for more history... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

Great place to visit. You should at least see it once. Better take the boat trip instead of driving.

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Limassol, Cyprus
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

I walked through a parados that was used in the 5000 seat theatre 2500 years ago. I anchored my boat where Agamemnon once moored his fleet. Upon close scrutiny the ruins reveald their secrets. there was a huge, well-camoflaged underground cavern above the village. Must have been used to store food. Below that cavern and more apparent, was another, smaller... More 

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Ankara, Turkey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

Always a deep emotion to understand that two thousand - and more - years ago people were able to design and build such extraordinary towns paved in marble and with so many sculptures temples and constructions. And all this around an harbour and a port for trades and the wellbeing of the people. A long trip by bus and just... More 

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