Turkey. Marinas, Ports, Charts and Nautical Information
Turkey. Aegean Sea. Bodrum to Marmaris.
Plains and maps of Turkey ports and marinas, picturesque anchorage for yachting, sailing and cruising in Aegean and Mediterranean Seas.
TR016. Bodrum to Marmaris.
Greek Waters Pilot
(Gulf of Doris)ancient
|The waters of the Gulf of Hisarönü lap the
breathtaking shores that hold the legacy of both ancient and modern
civilizations. At the end of the Datça Peninsula stands the ancient
Carian city of Knidos, described by Strabo as "a city that was built for
the most beautiful of goddesses, Aphrodite, on the most beautiful of
peninsulas." Famous as a centre of art and culture in the fourth century
B.C., the city had two harbours: one on the Aegean and the other on the
Mediterranean. The remains of a circular temple dedicated to the goddess
of love overlook remains of the two harbours; the arcade way was built of
white marble heart-shaped columns. The legendary Aphrodite of
Praxiteles statue, reputedly one of the most beautiful sculptures of
antiquity, once graced this temple.
From Bodrum to Marmaris
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