Aventura Yachting

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The original "Cnidos"

Was  of a Peloponnesian Dorian foundation, circa 1000 BC and located near modern day Datça.  However around 400 to 360 BC it was moved to a better site on the Tekir Headland, a shrewd step, taking advantage of the enforced stays of ships sheltering here from local high winds.

The old site sometimes called Triopion has had some extensive excavations made of the original location, although it is now very much overgrown.  It was located immediately to the north of the Datça to Marmaris road across from the village of Karaincir.  The coast along here would have certainly housed a port between the headlands.

Triopion housed the Temple of Apollo among other  great buildings, but it was feared that it could not be so well defended from the mainland along the peninsula.  The main reason for moving the “Old Cnidus” to the new site was sea trade would not have been as well favoured halfway along the southern shores of the Datça Peninsula, but being located on the tip of the Tekir Burun (headland).  Here the winds oftenchanged direction allowing trade by ships to be done in both directions.  Hence the move made “New  Cnidus” a very prosperous city of it’s time.