Knidos ancıent harbour
Used by Roman military
From the sleepy town of Palamut named after the indigenous trees in the bay, we took a taxi to Knidos, one of the rich and famous harbour towns of the Roman age. There has been a settlement at the tip of the Datca peninsula where the Aegean sea meets the Mediterranean, for over 3,000 years, before being destroyed by an earthquake.
Still visible are good examples of Roman temples to the gods as well as several churches from the 3rd and 4th centuries AD. Because of its remote location, it is not a popular destination and we spend a couple of relaxing hours wandering through the ruins. The constant droning of bees fılled the air as they collected pollen from the wild thyme that has overgrown the site.
We spent the afternoon eating fresh bread baked by the taxi drıvers wife, together with a salad made from eggs laid by the taxi drıvers hens that morning and drinking beer on the pebbly beach in front of the taxi drıvers sisters bar. We will be dining tonight at the taxi drivers brother in laws restaurant and eating olives and almonds from the families orchards which have replaced most of the
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