Datca is the place where Strabo, the famous Greek Philosopher and Historian, said “God would send his beloved servants to Datca to live longer.”
Datca is a unique place where the Aegean and Mediterranean meets, one side looks over the Aegean and the other side looks over the Mediterranean.
The narrowest part of the peninsula is 1 km and the widest part is 17 km. Datca has mountainous and a rugged terrain. The Highest Mountain of the Peninsula is Kocadağ 1162 m, the northern slopes of the mount has very thick vegetation and deep valleys. Emecik mountain 747 m, is covered with forests, wildlife is reach here. Karadağ Mountain 738 m and Yarıkdağ 615 m
Datça climate which has the typical Mediterranean climate has a long holiday period because of its mild climate. The average temperature during summer months is 32 degrees while the humidity rate is between 35-60%. The cool summer breezes blowing from the north eliminate the suffocating heat and moisture. Temperature in winter months is between 12 and 14 degrees. Datça lets the sun to show its face even in winter months. Almost 300 days of a year is sunny in Datça.
Datça produces a big majority of Turkey’s almond production. It does not only make most of this production but also it produces the most delicious ones with many species.
Knidos Ancient City built in 360 BC, is the most important historical site near Datca. In Knidos, looking at Mediterranean Sea in the inner harbour and Aegean Sea on the outer harbour is a unique landscape. Well known mathematician and philosopher Eudoxus, sculptor Praxiteles who sculptured the famous naked statue of Aphrodite, Sostratos who was the architect of Lighthouse of Alexandrie in Egypt lived in Knidos / Datca.