We will cruise to Datca. Food and water will be supplied to the gulet from Datca Harbour. Datca was founded by the Dorians who came from the Aegean Sea to the southern coast of Ionia in the 7th century B.C. The island is free of any humidity and has fresh air with plenty of oxygen. The Greek historian Strabon was right when he remarked of Datca?s weather: "God would send his beloved servants to Datca to live longer." According to a myth, while the Spanish pirates were passing by the coast of Datca, they left people with Hansen's disease at Sariliman Bay. Surprisingly, these abandoned people recovered from their disease owing to the therapeutic effect of the clean weather of Datca! You may take a walk down the Datca Harbour.
We will cruise to Cnidus for dinner and an overnight stay. Cnidus was a city advanced in the fields of science, art and architecture. Eudoxos, a very popular astronomer and maths professor, Dr. Euryphon, Polygontos, a popular painter, Skopas and Bryaksis of Faros, the most famous sculptors of the era, Sostrates, the architect of Alexandrian light house ? one of the seven wonders of the world ? and Ktesias, the doctor who saved the life of a Persian king from a disaster, lived on this island. Dr. Euryphon and his students founded the second biggest medical science school in Cnidus. The island also hosts the largest sun clock of its time which was erected by Eudoksos. Knidos was the home for Aphrodite's monument and in those times the city was famous for brothels and became popular for sailors and Arabic tradesmen. You may take a walk on the shore to see the ruins.
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