Eski Datça (Old Datça) is the historic settlement of Datça town. It’s located a short drive from the modern town center. It was a gorgeous place to walk through.
There are several little restaurants and cafes and lots of pensions to stay at, but we went just to admire the homes and peaceful atmosphere. All the homes are made of stone and beautifully decorated with colorful flowers hanging over the walls.
It’s such a charming place that even the buildings in need of renovation look incredible.
The town isn’t very big at all. It’s easy to walk all of the streets in a 30 or 45 minutes to see everything. One of the points of interest is the stone mosque, which is located a short walk uphill.
It seemed like every element of the town had something to give it a beautifying effect. The extensive use of flowers hid or drew your attention away from utility poles nicely and even utility boxes were decorated.
What really caught my eye in Eski Datça were the brightly colored doors on nearly every home. I think I wandered on just about every street in search of the most beautiful door in town.
Overall, Eski Datça was a great place to visit. I think it would make a nice place to stay for a long, quiet weekend.