We are spending our summers in the Datca peninsula. July and August are the most crowded times of the year at the beach. However while all the buzz going on at the sea side, there was an entirely different life goes on at the local villages.
There are I think 9 villages in this rather small peninsula and guess what?? All their locations are not in the immediate coastline, but always distant from sea, because of the pirates which was a huge problem until the beginning of the 20th century.
Until couple decades ago all the sea side lands which were considered low quality and not suitable for farming were inherited by the daughters. So as you can guess all the women became rich after the tourism boom. I always think that its a very funny irony.
So here are some photos from the Karakoy village which we have stopped for tea last week. It was all peace and quiet..