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  • Day603

    Datça: Mesudiye

    August 15 in Turkey ⋅ ⛅ 29 °C

    Our Datça trip didn't really work out as we hoped because we totally underestimated how long the Datça peninsula is, and we didn't leave enough time. unfortunately it was also Kurban Bayram and everyone was on holiday and most campsites were full. We were expecting a quiet, sleepy, hippy place but Datça town was just like any other modern Southern Turkish town with all the main shops. The landscape was rocky and arrid and went on for miles. Mesudiye was a lovely looking holiday village in a valley with lots of pansyions on the beach. The closest thing we found to hippy. But there was nowhere with space for us and we had to do an Austin Powers style 3 point turn at a deadend street that stressed us all out. We finally found space at Akçabük Kamping which has great potential: a huge pine shaded site with interesting rocky cove, big beach restaurant, no electricity and crap shower block. We stayed for one night, went for a dip, H ate another all of another kids peanuts on the beach and we drove all the way back.Read more