Friday, July 10, 2009

Villages of Datca Peninsula

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..


  1. Thank you for posting! You have an excellent story, Ill be back to visit you soon
    coastal nest

  2. ... The women became rich after the tourism boom, that is so interesting and so good for them, right. And pirates unfortunately do still exist as we hear in the news -off the coast of Africa attacking ships.

  3. It's a fascinating tale, and I love the photos that go along with it.

  4. These are wonderful scenes of life.
    Hope we meet for a photo safari someday, here or there. That would be great.

  5. Gerçekten kutsal şehrin bir ortam.
    Sizin muhteşem fotoğraflar hâlâ daha çekicilik artırır.

    Uzak Doğudan.



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