The FIRST Knidos…


Thursday 27 August, 2015 by Uncle Spike


Found these old walls the other day when out tramping around Datça, a peninsula on the western coast of Turkey that marks the joining of the Aegean and the Mediterranean Seas. You may well have heard me talk of Knidos, as in the ancient city as shown below….




Well, unbeknown to me, in 4th century BC there was a previous settlement that pre-existed Knidos, and that was Burgaz, sited just 2km from the centre of modern Datça town. And the wall I found, well THAT was the outer perimeter to the old city. Cool, eh?




8 thoughts on “The FIRST Knidos…

  1. […] posted about the ancient cities of Burgaz and Knidos, both on the Datça peninsula on the western coast of modern day Türkiye, I was asked […]


  2. You found as in were the first to find, or…?


  3. Very cool indeed! Love places steeped in history. 🙂

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  4. Cool indeed…there is so much history in Turkey that I guess it makes sense that you would stumble upon something like this…(Suzanne)


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