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Address: Datca, Turkey
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Well organised historical site

Fantastic double amphitheatre and remains of the original Knidos port and temple. Takes a boat trip to get here but worth the effort. Avoid the local restaurant!

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 29 September 2014
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Jarvenpaa, Finland
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Jarvenpaa, Finland
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114 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2014

Fantastic double amphitheatre and remains of the original Knidos port and temple. Takes a boat trip to get here but worth the effort. Avoid the local restaurant!

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Gladstone, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2014 via mobile

This was a really picturesque location. Absolutely lovely. It was not touristy at all and I really enjoyed the walk through the ruins. The local taverna was friendly, cheap and the beer was icy cold. Very pretty harbour.

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Radlett, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2014

We went there to show our family. Ancient remains at kingdoms, to see the gorgeous sunset over the lighthouse, and to visit the taverna by the harbour... We were not disappointed.. Good exercise..so wear trainers.. Two huge theatres, old Greek road with original slabs... Was divine. Go in the late afternoon for the sunset.. You will not be disappointed.. The... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 194 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2014

We moored there for lunch. It's a great well protected bay wit clear clean water for swimming. A great hike up the mountain among the ruins. Nice place for a stopover.

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Houston, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2014

Ruins are lacking and leave a lot to the imagination, but the views are unbelievable and well worth the trip. If you are in Datca, a stop here is a must!

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Istanbul, Turkey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2014

Ancient city with some excavated remains. Not ideal for the hot day but late afternoon. Best part is the sun set view from the city. You can also get closer to the lighthouse on top of the hill. It is a romantic place for a perfect sunset with a bottle of wine...

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Bryan, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2014

I am an archaeologist and have been to Knidos twice. I was hoping to see new things on my second trip, but if you go once you can see everything. There are not many extant remains left, mostly foundations, but the small theater, part of the stoa, and the base of the round temple are still around. Definitely a must... More 

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Bognor Regis, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2014

This has to be one of the most amazing places you've (probably) never heard of - well I hadn't until I was looking for somewhere interesting to visit from our holiday base near Marmaris. The sense of adventure driving all the way to the far end of the Datca peninsula was part of the feeling of achievement for the day.... More 

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Astana, Kazakhstan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2014

You can roam around and explore different ruins in quite surprisingly good condition, enjoy stunning views and just meditate. Very cheap entrance--10 lira or $5--for such site. Further excavation works are still in progress and we even had a brief discussion with the archaeologist on site.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2014

Had difficulty getting access mid week. Not enough people for the boat from Datca to run,so plan B. Hired a scooter in Datca,my wife then agreed to take the Audrey Hepburn role. What a great day,roads narrow and twisty but the views en route to Knidos were spectacular. Almond groves for much of the way. Knidos itself allows for walking... More 

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