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Top Choice Mediterranean in Datça


The three-course set menu (₺65) is a gourmet experience at this Turkish-German restaurant, its wraparound bar gazing at Bozburun and Symi. Favourite dishes are zucchini flowers stuffed with fish and prawns and a bon…
Top Choice Cafe in Datça

Café Inn

With its nose poking into the surf from Kumluk Plajı, this breezy and chilled hang-out with beach-house furniture serves a decent cappuccino and dishes from a full range of dolmades (stuffed grape leaves) to börek a…
Bar in Datça

Roll Coffee House

A very welcome addition to Datça's night scene is this misnamed beer house with 90 different types of brew from around the world. Perched in a tiny shop high above the marina, Roll is in the hands of owner Hüseyin, …
Ruins in Datça & Bozburun Peninsulas


What remains of Knidos (kuh-nee-dos), a once-prosperous Dorian port city dating to 400 BC, lies scattered across 3km of the Datça Peninsula's tip. Steep hillsides, terraced and planted with groves of olive, almond a…
Turkish in Selimiye

Bülent'in Mutfağı

From a tiny kitchen next to Migros supermarket at the marina, Bülent serves al fresco diners cuisine that combines the joys of home cooking with İstanbul-style mezes. Go for any of a dozen olive oil–drenched goodies…
Food & Drinks in Eski Datça

Olive Farm Mill Store

Set amidst seemingly endless olive groves, this farm shop offers tastings of its olives and first-press oil, jams and vinegars distilled from anything you can think of – fig, orange, carob etc. It does an excellent …
Desserts in Selimiye


The name and the Julius Meinl shop sign outside this tiny gleaming-white cottage facing the marina might have some thinking they'd arrived in Macarıstan (Hungary). Not quite… This all-Turkish establishment focuses o…
Steak in Bozburun

Osman's Place/Gordon Restaurant

One of the more reasonably priced waterfront options, this double-moniker restaurant offers Lavazza coffee, shop-made cake and a range of Turkish and international mains. Steaks, the owner-chef's speciality, include…
Bar in Bozburun

Marin Cafe

This chilled-out bar 10m before the landmark Pembe Yunus pension is hosted by lovely Maria.
Turkish in Datça

Zekeriya Sofrası

The pre-prepared and made-to-order dishes in this bright eatery on the main drag allow a great-value sampling of Turkish home cooking. The steam trays contain all sorts of meat and vegetable creations from as far af…