Datca - Turkey

Old Apr 16th 2009, 4:07 pm
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Has anyone been to Datca?

Can you tell us about it please if you have?

The usual things:

Standard of living , fast internet etc

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Old Apr 18th 2009, 2:03 pm
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Originally Posted by TheDreamer View Post
Has anyone been to Datca?

Can you tell us about it please if you have?

The usual things:

Standard of living , fast internet etc

TIA.

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hi

datcha is a very nice place. But are you thinking for holiday or to live perm
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Old Apr 19th 2009, 10:35 pm
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Originally Posted by britinturkey View Post
hi

datcha is a very nice place. But are you thinking for holiday or to live perm
Thanks for your reply.

I am hoping to live there. Is it not suitable for that?
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Hi there I'm new here but spotted your post. Perhaps you have made your decision by now and I hope you have visited Datca.
Over the past 16 years I have spent a lot of time there but could not live there full time. You really need to visit a couple of times in winter and summer to make your decision. It is a little working harbour town with very few ex pats, although in recent years that number has grown considerably but still under 100 full time ex pats I think. There are very few Uk package companies going there and that is one of it's attractions for me. It is very much a resort for Turkish families. They arrive from the big cities in June and return at the end of August, the rest of the time it is very quiet. The scenery is stunning and the air and water quality one of the best in the world. I'm told by my neighbours that Datca is quite an expensive place to live compared to other resorts. In recent years prices for food etc do seem to have gone up considerably. I assume it's partly because Datca is an out of the way place either 2 hours by ferry from Bodrum or just over an hour by road from Marmaris.
My reasons for not wanting to live there full time are because it's my bolt hole, I would be unable to work there, it has an island mentality being on a long peninsula (they call it half island) and so everyone knows or tries to know your business, the weather in winter can be unpleasant- stormy and cold, in the past there has been a lot of corrupt goings on, shopping is very limited, in winter there is little or no entertainment and I would miss theatre, cinema etc. I notice you asked about internet. There are several internet cafes and i have wireless connection but it is very erratic and trying to get the company to see to it is very difficult and we can be without it for days on end.
However I love spending spring and summer months there because of the wonderful weather, the scenery, the good friends I have made and the fun.

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Thank you very much for your thorough insight about life in Datca - I found it very informative - sorry about the late reply BTW.

Going by what you said I don't think Datca would be on the list of places where I would like to live in - I am really not a nature person, I am more of a city guy where my relaxation would be from hearing the noise of the traffic and the surroundings ---- perhaps a place like Crete or Rhodes would be more like I would be looking for - have you been to these places at all? If yes I would like to know your opinion if you could spare the time?

Thanks again for your time.

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Originally Posted by TheDreamer View Post
Thank you very much for your thorough insight about life in Datca - I found it very informative - sorry about the late reply BTW.

Going by what you said I don't think Datca would be on the list of places where I would like to live in - I am really not a nature person, I am more of a city guy where my relaxation would be from hearing the noise of the traffic and the surroundings ---- perhaps a place like Crete or Rhodes would be more like I would be looking for - have you been to these places at all? If yes I would like to know your opinion if you could spare the time?

Thanks again for your time.

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I wouldn't recommend Rhodes for you, based on what you say. It's pretty nature heavy too. And not much city.
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I wouldn't recommend Rhodes for you, based on what you say. It's pretty nature heavy too. And not much city.
Oh dear, I was under the impression that Rhodes was one of the liveliest places on earth by what some ppl in the forum were saying - so we shall cross this one out as well
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Oh dear, I was under the impression that Rhodes was one of the liveliest places on earth by what some ppl in the forum were saying - so we shall cross this one out as well
As for Crete , it is more of a summer place as well. Although it is better than it used to be regarding flights, the main season is summer, few flights in the winter and most places shut down. If your looking to move there then I would say start looking at Elunda and that end of the Island the other end of the island tends to be quieter.

If your looking for a place with all yr round prospects your looking at Spain and the island, Teneriffe has a mixed quality depending on where you go.

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Thank you Jay for sharing your knowledge
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Originally Posted by TheDreamer View Post
Thank you very much for your thorough insight about life in Datca - I found it very informative - sorry about the late reply BTW.

Going by what you said I don't think Datca would be on the list of places where I would like to live in - I am really not a nature person, I am more of a city guy where my relaxation would be from hearing the noise of the traffic and the surroundings ---- perhaps a place like Crete or Rhodes would be more like I would be looking for - have you been to these places at all? If yes I would like to know your opinion if you could spare the time?

Thanks again for your time.

Regards,
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