Reşadiye Peninsula, Marmaris

The Reşadiye Peninsula, sometimes called the Datça Peninsula after its largest town, extends like a long finger 100 km (62 miles) into the Mediterranean west of Marmaris (map).


The little town of Datça, on the southern shore of the peninsula 70 km (44 miles) west of Marmaris, is what Marmaris was decades ago: small, easily negotiable, relatively quiet, with a picture-perfect little yacht harbor and hills overlooking the blue Mediterranean, Datça makes a nice getaway if that’s what you’re looking for.

Bodrum Ferryboat

In summer, ferries ply the Aegean between Bodrum and the Körmen Yacht Harbor (Körmen Yat Limanı) on the north shore of the Reşadiye Peninsula 9 km (6 miles) northwest of Datça.

In Bodrum, the ferry, which can carry a few cars, departs from/ arrives at a dock hidden among the yachts moored along Neyzen Tevfik Caddesi at the intersection of Menekşe Sokak 

Knidos (Cnidus)

At the western tip of the peninsula are the ruins of ancient Knidos, famous as the place where Praxiteles‘ famous Parian marble nude statue of Aphrodite stood in its temple visible from both the town and the sea.

The perfect bays framing Knidos are a favorite stopping-spot for day cruises from Marmaris.

Bozburun Peninsula

Too far to travel? The Bozburun Peninsula to the south of the Reşadiye has interesting small towns, lots of yachts, and beautiful scenery.

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