The Reşadiye Peninsula, sometimes called the Datça Peninsula after its largest town, extends like a long finger into the Mediterranean west of Marmaris (map).
The largest town on the peninsula is a mini-Marmaris, with its perfect little harbor, old hilltop fortress, and white sugarcube houses. If Marmaris is too big and busy for you, Datça may be the place you’re looking for. More…
In summer, ferryboats cruise between Bodrum and the northern coast of the Reşadiye peninsula near Datça, offering a more attractive alternative to the 2-hour bus trip between Bodrum and Marmaris.
At the western tip of the Reşadiye Peninsula are the ruins of ancient Knidos, famous for a nude statue of Aphrodite, and as a stopping-point for Saint Paul on his final journey to Rome. More…
—by Tom Brosnahan