Knidos, Turkey

Knidos (Knidos; at the modern-day locality called Tekir in Turkey) was an ancient Greek city in Anatolia, part of the Dorian Hexapolis. It was situated at the extremity of the long Datça peninsula, which forms the southern side of the Sinus Ceramicus or Gulf of Gökova.

The ancient city of Knidos has the most impressive ruins on the peninsula. Highlights include the temples of Aphrodite and Apollon, the Acropolis and the ancient theatres.

Things to See & Do

* Temple of Aphrodite
* Acropolis
* Temple of Apollon
* Ancient Theatres
* Museum

General Information

Cruise Season – Feb to Dec
Currency - New Turkish Lira (YTL)
Language – Turkish
Population – approx 4,000 (Dacta)
Electricity – 2 round pins European style
Time - GMT/UTC + two hours
International Country Telephone Code – + 90

Port Location – The port is located at Dacta, approximately 35 km’s away.

Travel Links – If you are going to Knidos by land you drive from Datça on the road to Marmaris, taking the left onto the road marked for Knidos and travel another 33 kilometres, even though the sign says 35 kilometres. Knidos can also be accessed by boat from Dacta. 10 km north of Datca, the Kormen Harbor is connected to Bodrum by a daily ferry line.

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