Knidos Archaeological Site Virtual Tour

British archaeologist Charles Newton noted in his diary in 1858, when he was excavating at Knidos: "If Halicarnassus could boast of its Mausoleum, and Rhodes of its bronze Colossus, the little state of Cnidus could point with just pride to its statue of Aphrodite, the masterpiece of Praxiteles, in exchange for which Nicomedes, king of Bithynia (north of the Aegean Region), offered to redeem the whole public debt of the city..." The naked Aphrodite statue made by sculptor Praxiteles could not have been found, but its pedestal can be seen.

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    08:30 19:00 08:30 19:00 Open everyday

    Ticket booths are closing 30 minutes or an hour before the museum closing time.
    Address : Yazı Köyü Tekirburun Mevkii, Datça
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    Phone : (252) 726 10 11

    The ancient city of Knidos, a member of the Dorian Hexapolis including three cities of the island of Rhodes, was located on the Tekir Burnu (Point) at the end of the Datça Peninsula where the Aegean Sea and the Mediterranean Sea join, was one of the most important West Anatolian coastal cities.

    Knidos was a merchant city exporting wine. The city was surrounded by almost 4 km long defensive walls strengthened by circular and polygonal towers. It had one military and one commercial harbor. The important structures and areas on the site of the ancient city are the Doric Temple, the Temple of Apollo and the Sanctuary of Carneios, the Round Temple and its Altar, the Bouleuterion, the Corinthian Temple, the sundial indicating the season and time, two theaters, the Temple of Dionysus, the Stoa, the Slope Houses, the Odeon, the Sanctuary of Demeter, the Sanctuary of Muses, Churches and the Cape Krio Peninsula. Additionally, it has a large necropolis covering a more than 6 km long area surrounding the north, east and west sides of the city. This was one of the widest graveyards in the ancient times.

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