The Carians settled in south western part of Anatolia, between the Menderes River and Kï¿½ycegiz Lake and named this area as Caria. The Datï¿½a Peninsula was also located within these borders, and today it's in the Aegean region of Turkey.
Around 1000 BC Dorians invaded the southern part of Caria and established the Dorian Hexapolis with the cities Cnidus (Datï¿½a);, Halicarnassos (Bodrum);, Cos, Kamiros, Lindos and Ialissos (the last three were in Rhodes);. Cnidus was also the centre of this City Union. It had quite an effective political and economic structure considering the period.
The mosque in Hizirsah village was inherited from the Seljuks period. It has been restored and is well worth seeing. Eski Datï¿½a (Old Datï¿½a, 4 km); with beautiful old stone houses, holiday and permanent residences of many Europeans and Turks, is showing typical architecture of the area. Regular bus services are available. Cnidus was famous for its naked statue of Aphrodite. Kizlan and its windmills, which have become a symbol for Datï¿½a, is worth visiting. There are the remains of some ceramic manufactures between Old Datï¿½a and Hizirsah village thought to have been worked during the 4th century BC.
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