38 kms from Datça at the end of the peninsula is
the Carian city of Knidos, which it is said, was built for the most beautiful
Goddess, Aphrodite, on this most beautiful peninsula. There are two harbors, one
on the Mediterranean Sea and the other on the Aegean Sea. Knidos was famous in
the 4th- century BC as a center of art and culture. Today the city
houses the remains of a circular temple dedicated to Aphrodite and an arcade
with interesting marble heart-shaped columns.
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